Does the US president have the power to abolish death penalty?
In all of states? Literally, no death penalty as punishment. Life sentence instead. So, does he/she has the authority to do that?
Asked By: WhAt-yYoU-gOt - 1/17/2009
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Answered By: Lisa D - 1/17/2009
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He can raise the question but it will have to be voted on by the congress.
Answered By: Michael - 1/17/2009
No. He can commute a death sentence, if a verdict is rendered in federal court. But he can only do it on an individual basis.
Answered By: regerugged - 1/17/2009
No. It's a state by state decision.
Answered By: ckm1956 - 1/17/2009
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