Death Penalty

LA Times: "Death penalty in 9/11 trials may be difficult"

Death penalty in 9/11 trials may be difficult
Legal experts say Obama was overly confident when he said that critics of the New York trial would be silenced 'when the death penalty is applied to' suspect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

By David G. Savage
November 30, 2009

Reporting from Washington - After Zacarias Moussaoui -- the accused "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks -- was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 because one juror in Virginia refused to agree to the death penalty, Moussaoui clapped his hands and called out, "America, you lost and I won." Now the Obama administration plans to seek a death sentence for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind.

Some legal experts say President Obama was overly confident when he predicted that critics of trying Mohammed in a federal courtroom in Manhattan would be silenced "when the death penalty is applied to him." The only modern-day terrorist sentenced to death in federal court was Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh.

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - Peter B Collins Interviews Vincent Bugliosi

Thursday June 5, 2008

Vincent Bugliosi discusses with Peter B Collins his searing indictment of President George Bush and his administration and outlines a legally credible pathway to holding our highest government officials accountable for their actions, thereby creating a framework for future occupants of the oval office.

20080605_peterbcollins_vincentbugliosi.mp3
(25 Minutes - 9.5 Meg)

http://www.peterbcollins.com/

Book:
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder

Excerpt:
The Legal Framework for the Prosecution