The Death Penalty in the U.S.: How It Works and Which Presidents Have Used It

January 13, 2021
Teen Vogue

...Baher Azmy, legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, provided Teen Vogue with examples of some of these crimes: “These death-eligible federal statutes have what is called a federal or interstate hook; it might involve a kidnapping and murder across state lines, murder of a federal officer, murder while ‘smuggling’ an alien into the country; murder by a federal prisoner.”

The Supreme Court has altered its precedent over time with decisions such as Atkins v. Virginia in 2002, which prohibits the execution of those with intellectual disabilities. ...

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January 13, 2021