Soldier Asks High Court To Review His Death Sentence

By Bryan Koenig (April 12, 2016, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A former U.S. Army soldier convicted of murdering two comrades and injuring 14 others on an Iraq deployment is seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of a death sentence he says was only made possible by the executive branch's making capital-case decisions reserved for Congress.

Hasan K. Akbar argued April 6 that his sentence under the Uniform Code of Military Justice was unconstitutional because the "aggravating factors" marking his actions as warranting death were prescribed by the president, without Congress able to delegate the authority to do so. A ruling in Akbar's favor would, in theory, mark all such uniform code death...

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