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  •  facing federal terrorism charges & death penatly (3+ / 0-)
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    fed charges would override state

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:08:54 PM PDT

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    •  Federal prosecutors tread warily on local customs (1+ / 0-)
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      and are hesitant to bring death penalty cases in jurisdictions where the penalty has been abolished.  This is in part because of the difficulty in finding juries to impose it, but also in deference to local custom and the principle of home rule.

      Shirley Chisholm was right. Our Republic is in deep trouble.

      by Big River Bandido on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:19:38 PM PDT

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