capital punishment

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Capital punishment is legal in 36 states of the US and is used for certain crimes, usually homicides

capital punishment

Sentencing a criminal to death and carrying out the sentence via a legal method such as hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection.

Patient care

Whether or not to participate in capital punishment raises challenging ethical concerns for health care professionals. The decision may need to be individually considered in the context of personal, religious, or institutional philosophies. Guidance can be gained by consulting professional position statements on roles and responsibilities, such as those promulgated by the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses; various Church organizations; and State Boards that govern health care; among others.

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Cornyn)--would add, to the existing federal capital offense of committing a crime of violence in aid of a racketeering (RICO) offense, an explicit venue provision.
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.
The Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, noted that neither the officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction nor the Secretary of the Navy had authorized the referral and held that the special court-martial did not have jurisdiction to try the non-mandatory capital offense of sleeping at a post during wartime in violation of Article 113.
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.
Since this is not a capital offense, he was allowed to post a bail bond of P500,000.
T)he state of being a non-flight risk is immaterial and irrelevant when the case is non-bailable, (especially) when the offense involved is a capital offense and the evidence of guilt is strong," the prosecution said.
Mosaic law also makes idolatry or the worship of other gods a capital offense, along with a host of other crimes, including adultery, cursing one's parents, and sodomy.
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.
In early May, the Palestinian Authority announced it was a capital offense for Palestinians to sell land to Israelis.