Authorization Declarations

The declarations provided on this page may be out of date, but are included as samples of what the Project can provide.

Declaration, Not Authorized and De-Authorized under Biden (McNally, January 2023)

Provides information about cases that the Biden Administration (1) did not authorize or (2) withdrew authorization to seek the death penalty. 

Declaration re Pre-Authorization Discovery (McNally, October 2009)

Provides information about broadened discovery practices in federal capital cases.

Death Penalty Authorization Rates of the Various Attorney Generals (McNally, December 2020)

Provides the authorization rates for attorney generals since 1988.