Senators Leahy and Cotton questioned Judge Garland on his views of the death penalty generally and in relation to specific cases, and whether he thought a moratorium appropriate.
Criminal Resource Manual, which includes forms for non-expedited and expedited review.
In this version DOJ added several whole sections to covering appeals, 2255s, stays, and executions.
The DOJ Death Penalty Protocol (JM 9-10.000 et seq.) has been amended to require that in the absence of a request to seek the death penalty from the US Attorney, DOJ will not request a defense presentation before the Capital Case Review Committee unless two of the committee’s four members request such a meeting. Before the change, a single member could request a meeting with defense counsel.
No major changes to note in this revision.
In April 2018, removed subsection C to 9-10.160 regarding post-conviction requests, which had been added in January 2017.
In December 2017, added description of Capital Review Committee to 9-10.130.
in January 2017, added subsection C to 9-10.160 to include “Requests for Relief Following Conviction and Sentence."