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S. 735 (104th): Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

Apr 17, 1996 at 6:42 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass S. 735 (104th) in the Senate.

The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-132, 110 Stat. 1214 (also known as AEDPA), is an act of the United States Congress signed into law on April 24, 1996. The bill was introduced by then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and passed with broad bipartisan support by Congress (91-8 in the US Senate, 293-133 in the US House of Representatives) following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Although controversial for its changes to the law of habeas corpus in the United States (Title I), upheld in Felker v. Turpin, 518 U.S. 651 (1997), it also contained a number of provisions to "deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, provide for an effective death penalty, and for other purposes," in the words of the bill summary.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 92%
 
 
91
51
 
40
 
Nay 8%
 
 
8
1
 
7
 
Not Voting
 
 
1
1
 
0
 

Conference Report Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 89% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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