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DOJ Memo: Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

Sessions Issues Memo on Use of Death Penalty in Drug-Related Cases: (“Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday issued a memo to U.S. attorneys about seeking the death penalty for some drug traffickers, which was part of President Trump’s plan to combat the opioid epidemic released earlier this week. * * * I strongly encourage federal prosecutors to use these statutes, when appropriate, to aid in our continuing fight against drug trafficking and the destruction it causes in our nation,” Sessions wrote.”)