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a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate

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Gohmert) would amend section 3005 so that prosecutor's notice of an intent to seek the death penalty, rather than indictment for a capital offense, triggers the right to the appointment of second counsel.
Article 19, UCMJ, (67) states "special courts-martial have jurisdiction to try persons subject to this chapter for any noncapital offense made punishable by this chapter and, under such regulations as the President may prescribe, for capital offenses." (68) Through RCM 201(f)(2)(C)(i), the President prescribed that "[a] capital offense for which there is prescribed a mandatory punishment [spying, premeditated murder, and felony murder] beyond the punitive power of a special court-martial shall not be referred to such a court-martial." (69) For all other capital offenses--those not requiring a mandatory sentence--a general court-martial convening authority (GCMCA) may permit, or the Secretary concerned may authorize by regulation, SPCMCAs to refer such capital offenses to SPCMs.
Willfully hazarding a vessel is a non-mandatory capital offense, punishable by "[d]eath or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct." (2) Negligently hazarding a vessel is a lesser-included, noncapital offense, punishable by "[d]ishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for 2 years." (3)
The administration says that a review is underway of the case of every person charged with a federal capital offense, but it's far from clear that the review will be thorough and impartial.
Rahman is the Afghan citizen arraigned in Kabul for the supposed crime of becoming a Christian, a capital offense under Islamic Sharia law.
On a recent appearance on WABC in New York, I suggested he take his crusade to Afghanistan where Christian missionaries are being jailed for violating the Taliban government's edict that makes preaching any non-Islamic religion a capital offense.
Would it not better serve our case to impose life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in capital offense cases?"
FDR even considered charging the Colonel with treason, a capital offense. Some publishers might be cowed by such threats, but McCormick used the occasion to run a series of articles attacking a decade of White House vindictiveness toward the Trib.
In early May, the Palestinian Authority announced it was a capital offense for Palestinians to sell land to Israelis.
The appellate court explained that bail was 'not a matter of right' in cases where the person is charged with a capital offense punishable by death, reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment.
The graft court stressed that Revilla, who is currently detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame, has been charged with the capital offense of plunder and was also denied bail after finding that the evidence of guilt is strong.
Under the tenets of Islam as propounded by Mohammed and enforced by most religious leaders who esteem him as Allah's Prophet, it is a capital offense to "apostatize" from that faith.
Estrada is also set to be arraigned June 27 on a charge of economic plunder, a nonbailable capital offense.
Originally convicted in 1991 under a provision of the 1988 "drug-kingpin" statute that makes murder in connection with a "continuing criminal enterprise" a capital offense, Chandler is one of six men who have been sentenced to die by U.S.
Lacson wondered why the House of Representatives, which has been holding plenary debates on the revival of the death penalty, would take out plunder as a capital offense.