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H.R.379 - Innocent Life Protection Act of 2005

To ensure equal protection and due process of law in capital punishment cases by imposing a moratorium on the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty in certain States. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Innocent Life Protection Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To ensure equal protection and due process of law in capital punishment cases by imposing a moratorium on the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty in certain States. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Innocent Life Protection Act of 2005 - Requires any State which had sentenced to death a person determined to be innocent by a subsequent judicial process, to suspend the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty for at least ten years. Prohibits a State from terminating such morator

Official Summary

Innocent Life Protection Act of 2005 - Requires any State which had sentenced to death a person determined to be innocent by a subsequent judicial process, to suspend the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty for at least ten years. Prohibits a State from terminating such moratorium until it has, upon application, received a written determination by the Attorney General that:
(1) due process of law with respect to capital punishment is observed within that State;
(2) the State has established a broadly representative judicial review board that has examined all death penalty cases which are subject to the moratorium and determined they are free of due process violations;
(3) during the last ten years of the moratorium there has been no reversal on appeal by a defendant from a capital sentence;
(4) the State pursues capital punishment cases without racial bias; and
(5) the State meets American Bar Association standards for appointment, performance, and compensation of counsel for indigent persons.

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