Gonzales to Get Power In Death Penalty Cases
Rules Would Expand Fast-Track Authority
By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 15, 2007; Page A02
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, under political siege for his handling of the U.S. attorney firings and other issues, is to get expanded powers to hasten death penalty cases under regulations being developed by the Justice Department.
The rules would give Gonzales the authority to approve "fast-track" procedures by states in death penalty cases, enabling them to carry out sentences more speedily and with fewer opportunities for appeal if those states provide adequate representation for capital defendants.
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Let me see if I have this right. In today's Washington DC, the more you seem to be doing wrong, the more authority you get. The worse your job performance, the greater your reward.
I am beyond outrage. I've come full circle all the way to baffled.