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Further information on EXTRA 32/94 (AMR 51/47/94, 27 June) - United States of America: Imminent move to extend the Federal Death Penalty

, Index number: AMR 51/050/1994

A disagreement between the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, currently in the process of reconciling their crime bills, has delayed final passage of the Federal Crime Bill. The disagreement centres around a crucial provision in the House version that would allow state defendants to challenge their death sentences on grounds of racial discrimination.

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