DOJ issues guidelines re: post-sentencing requests for deauthorization

As of January 2017, the United States Attorneys' Manual has been amended to reflect that requests to deauthorize a federal capital case may be made after the defendant has already been convicted and sentenced to death. Revised section 9-10.160 ("Withdrawal of the Notice of Intention to Seek the Death Penalty") includes a new subsection ("C. Requests for relief following conviction and sentence") that details the procedure for requesting such relief, as well as the various levels of review that such a request must undergo within DOJ before being authorized. The relevant section of the U.S. Attorney's Manual is available here.)