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Maryland Death Penalty

Marylanders Voted With Their Feet

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 09.14.2013 | DC
Diann Rust-Tierney

The failed effort to give Maryland voters the opportunity to return to the death penalty and executions is instructive. As proponents of a pro-death penalty ballot initiative stated, "The groundswell of support across the state just wasn't there."

Some States Look To Speed Up Controversial Practice

stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

After Maryland, 32 States Left to Go

John Dear | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
John Dear

Maryland's had the death penalty since 1638; that is, until last Thursday when Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a law abolishing it. You could say that after nearly 400 years, Maryland has finally entered the age of enlightenment.

Death Penalty Supporters Launch Petition Drive In Maryland

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

One day after Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation to abolish capital punishment in Maryland, death penalty supporters said Friday they will launch...

O'Malley Signs Death Penalty Repeal

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Opponents of capital punishment marked a milestone Thursday as Maryland became the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to...

Executing the Death Penalty

David Protess | Posted 05.19.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

In 1999, a French journalist made a bold prediction to me. "Your country will abolish capital punishment in the next 25 years." I thought of our conversation on Friday when I learned that Maryland will ban capital punishment.

Maryland Lawmakers Approve Measure To Ban Death Penalty

Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

The Maryland General Assembly approved a measure Friday to repeal the state's death penalty. The House of Delegates voted 82 to 56 Friday to pass a...

18th State Poised To Ban Death Penalty

Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

By MICHELLE JANAYE NEALY AND BRIAN WITTE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It's been eight years since Maryland executed a convicted killer,...

As State Moves To Repeal Big Penalty, Death Row Inmates In Limbo

Pew Stateline | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

By Maggie Clark, Staff Writer For Pew Stateline ANNAPOLIS, Md.—After a years-long fight, Maryland is about to become the sixth state in as many y...

Maryland Death Penalty Repeal Effort Takes Huge Step Forward

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 05.07.2013 | DC

The Maryland Senate voted Wednesday to make Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty, putting Gov. Martin O'Malley one step closer to a si...

Maryland Death Penalty Unlikely To Be Repealed

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Bethany Rodgers | Posted 04.30.2013 | DC

ANNAPOLIS -- Maryland Delegate Neil Parrott has headed up petition drives that gave voters a final word on same-sex marriage and congressional redistr...

Maryland Death Penalty Debate.. 'My Mindset On This Has Always Been Divided,' Says Republican

The Baltimore Sun | Erin Cox | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC

State Sen. Allan Kittleman is torn. When lobbied by the ACLU and the NAACP to repeal Maryland's death penalty, Kittleman asks how he can ensure the m...

Now Is the Time for Maryland to Kill Its Death Machine

David A. Love | Posted 03.17.2013 | Crime
David A. Love

There is no better way for Maryland to celebrate King Day this month than to repeal the death penalty now.

Maryland Governor Will Push For End Of Capital Punishment

The Baltimore Sun | Michael Dresser | Posted 03.17.2013 | DC

Gov. Martin O'Malley will announce Tuesday that he will make an all-out push for repeal of the death penalty in Maryland, renewing an effort that narr...