Court Vacates 100 Death Sentences On Jury Issue

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2003/09/03/MN255735.DTL http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/ca9/newopinions.nsf/C9D33A3EF8BC665C88256D95005BFD72/$file/9899002.pdf?openelement A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentences of more than 100 inmates in Arizona, Idaho, and Montana, on grounds that a jury rather than a judge should have imposed the sentence. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals voted 8 to 3 in broadly interpreting
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