H.R.321 - Accuracy in Judicial Administration Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 01/31/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/12/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.321 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Accuracy in Judicial Administration Act of 2001 - Establishes a moratorium on any State or Federal authority carrying out the death penalty.
Introduced in House (01/31/2001)
Directs the Attorney General to prescribe standards to provide overwhelming confidence that innocent parties will not suffer the death penalty, which shall include procedures to assure: (1) an effective opportunity for pretrial discovery by defendants of forensic evidence in the possession of the prosecuting authority; and (2) that each individual convicted of a capital offense has a full and fair opportunity to produce any exculpatory DNA or similar evidence which was not available to that individual at the time of trial and to obtain an effective judicial vitiation of the conviction and sentence if the reviewing court determines that evidence indicates a reasonable doubt that the individual was guilty as convicted.
Ends the moratorium on the later of: (1) the date seven years after enactment of this Act; (2) for a State authority, the date a U.S. district court enters a declaratory judgment finding that the State has established procedures consistent with the standards prescribed by the Attorney General; or (3) for a Federal authority, the date the Attorney General certifies that such authority operates consistently with such standards.