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Supreme Court / Death Penalty / Right of Appeal #167260

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 03, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tim O'Brien) Supreme Court consideration of the issue of the right of appeal of convicts facing the death penalty examined; details given of the Georgia case in which Wayne Felker was convicted of murdering Joy Ludlam and the anti-terrorism law that is designed to prevent repetitive appeals like those made by Felker. [Senator Orrin HATCH - opposes frivolous appeals.] The broader issue of whether Congress may determine what cases the Supreme Court may or may not hear outlined; earlier examples cited. [Boston University professor Larry YACKLE - defends the separation of powers principle.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Brien, Tim

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