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Lawyers of church shooter argue federal death penalty unconstitutional

Attorneys for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a South Carolina church a year ago argued that their client should not face the death penalty, asserting the punishment is unconstitutional.

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Ego, context and the death penalty

While some legislators may need to twist into Gordian knots to reconcile their personal opposition with their need to remain electable, all but two agreed with us --- the death penalty needs to be abolished.

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No death penalty decision as trial delayed in church massacre

The federal trial for the man charged in the deaths of nine people at a South Carolina church was delayed on Thursday, as U.S. prosecutors told a judge they have not decided whether to seek the death penalty against the accused gunman.

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