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Death Warrant

An order from the executive, the governor of a state, or the president directing the warden of a prison or a sheriff or other appropriate officer to carry into execution a sentence of death; an order commanding that a named person be put to death in a specified manner at a specific time.

Cross-references

Capital Punishment.

death warrant

the official authorization for carrying out a sentence of death.
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He has urged the court to stop his execution on the ground that the death warrant issued by the lower court is illegal.
KARACHI: The Macch jail authorities have sought a death warrant for a convict whose hanging was deferred after his controversial video was leaked on national television, showing him accusing his party leaders of ordering the murder he committed.
Abdul-Mahdi has said he would sign Saddam's death warrant, meaning two of three signatures were assured.
The writer in the April 30 letter regarding the death penalty obviously knows the "specifics" of the law, i.e., the governor signs death warrants per F.S.
"Ryan helped pass Illinois' death penalty law, and signed plenty of death warrants as governor.
Generals often signed death warrants not because they were merited but because they would terrorise others into obedience in the face of the enemy as the flower of our youth were slaughtered on an industrial scale.
Jeb Bush has signed death warrants on only two of the state's more than 350 death row inmates this year.
Even though the October 13 signing of a death warrant on Mumia Abu- Jamal means that Pennsylvania's Governor Thomas Ridge has now signed 176 death warrants in four years-which is to say five times the number signed by two previous governors over a twenty-five-year period-
Bush, has signed 100 death warrants for Texas executions.
Bush is described as signing death warrants for Texas prison inmates scheduled for execution and asking his aide such questions as, "They're not white, are they?" However, as it turns out upon a thorough reading, the Lomax article--though not labeled as such--is a work of satirical fiction that wasn't to be taken as a factual account of actual conversations.
He said the trial court also issued death warrants of the convict for Oct 17.
After the rejection of mercy petition, death warrants