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S. 2264: Eric’s Law

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If only 11 out of 12 jury members vote to impose the death penalty, should a new jury be allowed to convene to potentially reach a unanimous and binding verdict?

Context

Eric Williams, a 34-year-old correctional officer at a Pennsylvania prison, was stabbed and killed with a sharpened weapon by inmate Jessie Con-Ui in February 2013.

Although the jury unanimously found Con-Ui guilty, he was spared the death penalty by the 11–1 vote of a lone holdout, who said she couldn’t force herself to vote for death because ...

Sponsor and status

Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Pennsylvania. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jul 25, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jul 25, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 25, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jul 25, 2019
 
Introduced

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S. 2264 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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