US v Fell (D Vermont) - Federal Death Penalty Challenge Hearing

U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford (D. Vermont) will take testimony on Donald Fell's challenge to the Federal Death Penalty - Motions to Dismiss the Death Penalty as Punishment because it is Unconstitutional, to Dismiss the Superseding Indictment and/or Strike the Amended Notice of Intent as Violative of the Principles of Limited National Powers and State Sovereignty, to Dismiss based on Ring, to Dismiss because of the Unconstitutionality of Selecting a Fair Jury in a State where most citizens oppose the death penalty, and to Declare the FDPA unconstitutional for failure to require comparative proportionality review. The hearing which began July 1 is ongoing at the federal courthouse in Rutland, Vermont. Click here for a news article about the hearing.