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United States of America v. Vincent Basciano

February 4, 2011

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v.
VINCENT BASCIANO, DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Nicholas G. Garaufis, United States District Judge.

MEMORANDUM & ORDER

The parties have submitted a final, proposed Jury Questionnaire in which they have agreed on almost all questions. (Docket Entry # 1038.) The Defendant Vincent Basciano ("Basciano") has submitted a request to include four additional questions in the Jury Questionnaire. ("Def. Mem." (Docket Entry # 1037).)

I. BACKGROUND

Defendant has requested that the following questions be included in the Jury Questionnaire:

Proposed Question 1

Variation A

Are your views on the death penalty such that you would find it difficult to consider a sentence of life without the possibility of release for someone who planned and premeditated an intentional murder and was found to be a future danger to others?

Please explain:

Variation B

Are your views on the death penalty such that you would be unable to consider a sentence of life without the possibility of release, if that person allegedly planned and premeditated an intentional murder and was found to be a future danger to others?

Please explain:

Variation C

Would the allegation that a person planned and premeditated an intentional murder, and was a future danger to others, affect your ability to be fair and impartial in considering the death penalty or life imprisonment?

Please explain:

Proposed Question 2

Variation A

Are your views on the death penalty such that you would find it difficult to consider a sentence of life without the possibility of release for someone who solicited the murder of a federal prosecutor and cooperating ...


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