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  Capital punishment - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
On 30 November 1786, after having de facto blocked capital executions (the last was in 1769), Leopold promulgated the Reform of the penal code that definitely abrogated death penalty and gave the order to destroy all the instruments for capital execution wherever in his land.
According to the United Nations Secretary-General's quinquennial report on capital punishment, the highest per capita use of the death penalty is in Singapore, with a rate of 13.57 executions per one million population for the period of 1994 to 1999.
The Dutch Parliament in 1983 amended the Dutch Constitution, adding that 'Capital punishment may not be imposed.' Capital Punishment during peacetime in the Netherlands was already abolished in 1870.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /capital_punishment.htm   (4353 words)

 Capital punishment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On 30 November 1786, after having de facto blocked capital executions (the last was in 1769), Leopold promulgated the Reform of the penal code that abrogated the death penalty and gave the order to destroy all the instruments for capital execution wherever in his land.
Among western countries, the first to abolish capital punishment was Portugal, where the last execution took place in 1846, and the punishment was officially abolished in 1867.
While those against capital punishment might stick behind this as an irrevocable right, as protection from abuse is the basis of such rights, those for the practice may claim that the right was forfeit by the seriousness of the crime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Capital_punishment   (5212 words)

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That capital murder charge is supported by the alternative theories that appellant murdered Hurtado (1) while in the course of robbing him, and (2) during the same criminal transaction where he murdered Giraldo.
That capital murder offense is supported by the single theory that appellant murdered Garcia-Castro while in the course of robbing him.
Thus, unlike Hathorn where the indictment alleged multiple theories for committing one capital murder (that of the appellant's father), the indictment in the instant case alleged two distinct capital offenses (the capital murder of Hurtado and the capital murder of Garcia-Castro).
www.cca.courts.state.tx.us /opinions/162199.htm   (1047 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Capital Offense
To the Mississippi jury that acquitted the brutal murderers of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, it was a capital offense for a fl boy to whistle at a white woman.
Plunder is a capital offense in the Philippines.
Ransom kidnapping is a capital offense in the Philippines.
www.lawkt.com /files/Capital_Offense.html   (4438 words)

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Second, even if the charged capital offense had lesser- included offenses, an instruction as to those lesser-included offenses might not be supported by the evidence, while an instruction as to one or more lesser-unincluded offenses might be.
Because such offenses are necessarily established by proof of the charged offense, the parties will have been focusing their respective efforts on proving or raising doubts as to the elements of the lesser-included offenses.
Such offenses introduce distinct is- sues into a trial, and neither party would have any way to anticipate that it needed to address those issues during the evidentiary phase of the proceed- ings.
www.usdoj.gov /osg/briefs/1996/w961693w.txt   (7371 words)

 Baker's Legal Pages - Baker's Texas Penal Code Handbook Supplemental Casenotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In conv for capital murder, evid was legally suff to prove murder was in course of kidnapping, over contention that there was no evidence presented which would permit the jury to believe that prior to his being dragged to his death, the deceased was moved from one place to another.
In conv for capital murder evid was suff to prove in course of robbery where def's statement indicated he personally asked to borrow the victim’s pistol and, after binding the victim, he and co-def both demanded that the victim tell them where the marijuana and the pistol were kept.
In pros for capital murder, any error in denying charge on included offense of murder was harmless, where def was tried and convicted on three counts of capital murder, one death sentence was assessed based on all three counts, and def only contended that evid raised included offense as to one of the three counts.
www.bakers-legal-pages.com /cca/notes/pch2-cn.htm   (7851 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The death sentence may not constitutionally be imposed after a jury verdict of guilt of a capital offense where the jury was not permitted to consider a verdict of guilt of a lesser included offense.
But a statute that prevents the sentencer in all capital cases from giving independent mitigating weight to aspects of the defendant's character and record and to circumstances of the offense proffered in mitigation creates the risk that the death penalty will be imposed in spite of factors which may call for a less severe penalty.
In this case the State has argued that the reason for the high conviction rate is that prosecutors rarely indict for capital offenses except in the clearest of cases because of the risk that a failure of proof on an essential element of the crime might lead to an acquittal.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /cgi-bin/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=US&vol=447&invol=625   (7722 words)

 Reagan’s America: A Capital Offense
Capitalism is maneuvered more easily in the United States, pushed in new regional and sectoral directions.
The budget remained unkind to any major expansion of domestic programs, and Bush's main tax objective was a reduction in the capital gains rate, a shift that critics said would continue to concentrate benefits among the top 1 percent of Americans.
But there could be no doubt that the last decade ended as it had begun: with a rising impeative for a new political and economic philosophy, and growing odds that the 1990s will be a very different chapter than the 1980s in the annals of American wealth and power.
www.niu.edu /~td0raf1/history468/apr0406.htm   (4247 words)

 Christian Century: Capital offense: can the death-penalty system really be sufficiently reformed? - Illinois Governor ...
His genius, such as it is, has been to ignore the great moral and philosophic questions that surround the topic and focus on the pragmatic ones.
He noted that many death-row inmates have had incompetent attorneys, and that half of all capital cases have been reversed for a new trial or resentencing.
His objections could be met by reform: insisting on better-qualified lawyers in capital cases, requiring videotaping of confessions, limiting testimony from prison informers, and not basing a death sentence on a single eyewitness.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_3_120/ai_97450753   (521 words)

 "Capital Offense, Punishment" Defined & Explained
CAPITAL OFFENSE - An offense punishable by death.
The subject of capital punishment has occupied the attention of enlightened men for a long time, particularly since the middle of the last century; and none deserves to be more carefully investigated.
Some contend with zeal that the punishment of death ought not to be inflicted in times of peace nor at other times, except in cases where the laws can be maintained in no other way.
www.lectlaw.com /def/c009.htm   (659 words)

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any criminal charge which is punishable by the death penalty, called "capital" since the defendant could lose his/her head (Latin for caput).
In 38 American states these offenses may include first degree murder (premeditated), murder with special circumstances (such as intentional, multiple, involved with another crime, with guns, of a police officer, or a repeat offense), and rape with additional bodily harm, and the federal crime of treason.
A charge of a capital offense usually means no bail will be allowed.
dictionary.law.com /definition2.asp?selected=131&bold=||||   (94 words)

 Execution is Capital Offense
While U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and others -- including the families of some Oklahoma City bombing victims -- have been courageously seeking to prevent the renewal of federal executions, the bloodlust of President George W. Bush and equally wrong-minded politicians is such that they are unlikely to prevent the renewal of federally funded murder.
If most American politicians and jurists lack the courage and the intellectual honesty to oppose capital punishment, leaders in other countries are under no illusions about the fundamental flaws in a system of state-sponsored executions.
Citing the growing international consensus that capital punishment is not merely unjust but, in fact, immoral, Canada’s jurists now say they can no longer cooperate with U.S. authorities who seek to execute human beings.
www.commondreams.org /views01/0222-01.htm   (616 words)

 Kathleen Antrim - Novels
Award-winning writer Kathleen Antrim’s fictional response to this shocking premise is at the heart of her chillingly convincing political thriller, CAPITAL OFFENSE (ibooks, inc.; June 15, 2004; $6.95).
Combining hot fiction with today’s headlines, her debut novel is the gripping tale of Carolyn Alden Lane, who sacrifices her career and personal happiness in order to guide her husband’s rise through the political ranks to the highest office in the land.
As CAPITAL OFFENSE builds to its stunning climax, Carolyn realizes that she is a pawn in a deadly game of power with the nation’s highest office at stake.
www.kathleenantrim.com /novels/CO.htm   (567 words)

 Capital Offense - from TBO.com
That's their hope, but if the Bucs are to keep results like this from becoming the norm they've got some work to do.
And that is a concern because the inability to produce big plays and points was a problem during the preseason and shows no signs of going away.
Not only did the Bucs offense fail to produce a touchdown, it wasn't until well into the second quarter Sunday that it produced a first down.
bucs.tbo.com /bucs/MGBD9SFZ1ZD.html   (962 words)

 'Capital Offense' is a capital read (September 27, 2002)
Her probing also elicited a warning to be careful, which made her pause, but she took comfort knowing she was writing a work of fiction.
"Capital Offense" is the story of a woman lawyer who wants her husband in the White House because she sees it as a vehicle to get important legislation passed on drugs, child abuse and foster care.
Antrim is also working on a sequel to "Capital Offense" - so don't be surprised if you see her walking down the street carrying on a conversation with Carolyn Alden Lane.
www.pleasantonweekly.com /morgue/2002/2002_09_27.book27.html   (916 words)

 Laws, Acts, and Legislation
(1) If the offense is aggravated murder and if the court does not impose upon the offender a sentence of death, it shall impose upon the offender a term of life imprisonment without parole.
If the court sentences the offender to death and the sentence of death is vacated, overturned, or otherwise set aside, the court shall impose upon the offender a term of life imprisonment without parole.
(2) If the offense is murder or an offense other than aggravated murder or murder for which a term of life imprisonment may be imposed, it shall impose upon the offender a term of life imprisonment without parole.
www.legislature.state.oh.us /bills.cfm?ID=125_HB_190   (1718 words)

 Supreme Court of Ohio / Public Information / Case Summaries
In a 5-2 decision announced today, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that, when a defendant is charged with and convicted of a crime that includes a death penalty specification, state law requires the sentencing court to follow special “capital offense” sentencing procedures — even when the defendant is ineligible for the death penalty.
The second clause states that ‘any other offense for which death may be imposed as a penalty' is a capital offense,” wrote Justice Pfeifer.
Even though he was not eligible for the death penalty because of his age, Harwell is entitled to the same protections as any defendant charged with a capital offense,” Justice Pfeifer concluded.
www.sconet.state.oh.us /Communications_Office/summaries/2004/0512/021716.asp   (854 words)

 Murder and Capital Case Summaries by Forensic Psychologist
capital offense, the murder of another Guatemalan male with special circumstances, for profit.
degree murder of a white policeman, a capital offense.
A capital case later filed as 1st degree murder.
www.lacalle.com /case_summaries.htm   (1570 words)

This Chapter sets forth policy and procedures to be followed in Federal cases in which a defendant is charged with an offense subject to the death penalty, regardless of whether the United States Attorney intends to request authorization to seek the death penalty.
Prior to seeking an indictment for an offense subject to the death penalty (other than an offense under 18 U.S.C. § 1959), the United States Attorney is encouraged, but not required, to consult with the Capital Case Unit and other appropriate sections of the Criminal Division or the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division.
In cases in which a defendant has been charged with an offense for which death is a penalty but in which the United States Attorney decides not to seek the death penalty, the United States Attorney may approve any plea agreement subject to the approval, on an expedited basis where appropriate, of the Attorney General.
www.usdoj.gov /usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/10mcrm.htm   (1890 words)

 A free essay on Capital Punishment essays
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction of death for violating criminal law.
“Capital punishment should be distinguished from extrajudicial executions that are carried out without due process of law.” The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary describes extrajudicial execution as not a valid part of regular legal proceedings.
Capital punishment is usually for murder, treason, arson, and kidnapping.
www.essaycrawler.com /viewpaper/60774.html   (273 words)

 RPGnet Forums - Would you support making grand fraud a capital offense?
By "Capital Offence," are you proposing imposition of the death pentalty?
I voted yes, not because I'm necessarily for the death penalty, but because I think this crime should be of roughly equal importance to those crimes for which we would give the death penalty.
I'm all in favor of dragging these people from their homes, tarring and feathering them, parading them through the streets, selling all their possessions and making them serve 20 years indentured servitude in the nearest convenient trailer park.
forum.rpg.net /showthread.php?t=146211   (626 words)

 Capital offense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
For all of its success on the league level, the Fort Belvoir men’s post basketball team had never before reached the finals of the Capital Classic.
Fort Belvoir’s Katoe Chapman glides in for a layup during Capital Classic semifinal action at Fort Myer on Monday afternoon.
The Classic is billed as the world’s largest military hoop tourney, and coming out on top – especially with a handful of key players missing – should earn the Eagles plenty of nationwide respect heading into the latter part of the season.
www.belvoireagle.com /archives/2005/FEB/24FEB/basketball.shtml   (858 words)

 A Capital Offense - from Tampa Bay Online
Washington capitalized on two Tampa Bay mistakes and took advantage of a fluke play that turned the game's momentum.
After holding the Capitals to two shots in the first 15 minutes - which included killing off a Pavel Kubina penalty that resulted in no Washington shots - the air was taken out of the Lightning's sails on Washington's third shot.
The Capitals were effective in slowing down the Lightning's aggressive forecheck, limiting Tampa Bay's scoring chances and preventing the Lightning from recovering the puck on dump-ins.
bolts.tbo.com /lightning/MGA969XODED.html   (585 words)

 TownHall.com: Conservative Columnists: Larry Kudlow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As a cure, an elimination of the investor dividend tax would amount to a 30 percent reduction in the tax burden on capital.
Simply put, Alan Greenspan should see that the tax bite on capital will decline with the dividend tax cut and that the value of future returns will be greatly boosted by the reduced marginal tax rate on those returns.
Since the economy is suffering from a dearth of capital -- a basic supply ingredient that is vital for economic growth and job creation -- economic policy should be aimed at a supply-side tax cut to cure the problem.
www.townhall.com /columnists/larrykudlow/lk20030130.shtml   (812 words)

 Kathleen Antrim - News & Reviews
And this makes her a formidable opponent when she realizes she’s up against an organization to which power is everything.
“Capital Offense” is a well-constructed, beautifully written and fast-paced political thriller that will keep you up late at night and have you telling family and co-workers that it is a “must read.” The premise alone – a first lady grasping the reins of government – inspires immediate interest.
In “Capital Offense” we are never told exactly what toxin was used, but several substances would do the trick.
www.kathleenantrim.com /news/interview1.htm   (3164 words)

 LawKT.com: Law Firm Publications on Capital Offense
Atkins was convicted of capital murder for the robbery and brutal shooting death of Eric Nesbitt, based in part on his co-defendant’s testimony that it was Atkins who actually pulled the trigger (the co-defendant pled to a non-capital offense)
The firm has a long-standing tradition of groundbreaking representation in matters involving the arts, capital murder, civil rights, due process, education, employment discrimination, environmental matters, free speech, international human rights, prisoner’s rights, reproductive rights and criminal matters.
But the cover-up he wants to expose doesn't consist of political crimes, or even antitrust violations, but the capital offense, in the early days of the new economy, of Not Getting It.
www.lawkt.com /pubs/Capital_Offense.html   (296 words)

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