HB 516, 53rd R.S. history

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HB 516, 53rd R.S.
Relating to providing that in any county having within its boundaries a city with a population of four hundred and twenty five thousand (425,000) or more inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, where the Prosecuting Attorney representing the State files and reads to prospective jurors in any capital felony case a written motion that the State will not seek the death penalty as punishment, the jurors shall then be examined, selected, impaneled and sworn as now provided by law in non-capital felony cases, and further providing that jurors shall not be disqualified on account of conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death penalty; providing for a new trial.

Author: Douglas Ernest Bergman
Coauthor: Tom E. King | Ben Atwell | Horace Ben Houston, Jr. | Joe Richard Pool | Harold Barefoot Sanders, Jr. | John L. Crosthwait

Crimes--Capital Punishment

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