Although Brian Nichols has been sentenced in state court to a total of 485 years of imprisonment, the question has been raised whether he should subsequently be tried in federal court for the murder of an off-duty U.S. Customs agent. Prof. Carlson argues in the affirmative, while Prof. Wilkes finds the suggestion "stupendously stupid."
Carlson, Ronald and Wilkes, Donald E., "Should Brian Nichols Be Tried in a Federal Court?" (2009). Popular Media. Paper 45.