WSJ Interviews Barket On DOJ Stance on Death Penalty

Bruce Barket was featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal that analyzed the Department of Justice's individualized approach to the death penalty.

From the article:

"Mr. Garland has without explanation withdrawn the death penalty against at least 25 defendants in cases he inherited, including murders of witnesses, gang homicides with multiple victims, and the killing of a sheriff’s deputy, according to court records. Most recently, the department in December took death off the table for Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer charged with murdering four people north of New York City.

“'The government never told us why they decided to seek the death penalty, and they never told us why they withdrew it,'” Bruce Barket, a lawyer for Mr. Tartaglione said. Mr. Tartaglione has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyers argued the death penalty is unconstitutional.

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