Handbook on capital punishment law for federal courts

The Ninth Circuit Court has updated its Capital Punishment Handbook, a compendium of federal and state laws, and state statutes related to capital punishment issues and procedures. The Handbook can be viewed or downloaded from the Ninth Circuit website. The table of contents includes the following sections:

– Table of Authorities
– State Law Summaries
Chapter 1: Constitutionality and Other General Considerations
Chapter 2: Pretrial and Preliminary Stage Issues
Chapter 3: Guilt Phase Issues
Chapter 4: Sentencing Phase Issues
Chapter 5: Federal Death Penalty
Chapter 6: Habeas Corpus Proceedings

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