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DOJ attorneys say Supreme Court should not review Dylann Roof case
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DOJ attorneys say Supreme Court should not review Dylann Roof case

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice have reportedly responded in a filing on Wednesday to a request from attorneys representing Dylann Roof, asking for the Supreme Court to review his case. Roof, who was convicted of killing nine Black people in a racially-motivated attack at a church in South Carolina in 2015, was sentenced to death. Earlier this year, Roof's attorney's asked the Supreme Court decide how to handle disputes regarding mental illness-related evidence between capital defendants and their attorneys, reported the Associated Press. DOJ attorneys said in 39-page brief filed Wednesday that Roof "fails to identify any meaningful disagreement in the lower courts" regarding how his legal representation played out at trial, reported the Associated Press. Roof ...
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Buffalo Massacre suspect could face execution

The 18-year-old man charged with shooting and killing 10 Black people and wounding three others in Buffalo, New York in May could reportedly face the death penalty. Federal prosecutors may pursue the death penalty for the White supremacist accused of gunning down innocent people at a Buffalo grocery store as part of a racially-motivated attack. Last month, survivors and family members of some of the victims killed reportedly met with the U.S. Attorney General about the case. The suspect is facing 26 federal charges, including 10 counts hate crime. The AG said the suspect targeted the grocery store because he knew many Black people shopped there. The death penalty in this case will be a test for the Biden administration. Although he pushed for equity in justice during the 2020 preside...