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Death Penalty Repeal

More States To Consider Death Penalty Repeal

Pew's Stateline | Maggie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | 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...

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...

Maryland's Death Penalty -- Not an Easy Death

Martin Clancy | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Martin Clancy

Polls on the death penalty show public opinion very much divided: a majority of Maryland voters favors keeping capital punishment on the books, according to the pollsters, but most respondents also do not believe it deters criminals.

Families of Murder Victims Key to Victory in Repeal of Death Penalty in Connecticut

Amnesty International | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Amnesty International

These spouses, siblings, and parents told legislators that exacting revenge would not help them heal, nor end their pain. They were adamant that countering one murder with a state-sanctioned killing would prolong and exacerbate their suffering.

Connecticut Poised To End Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After a marathon session of debate, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill early on Thursday morning abolishing the death penalty, making the state all ...

SB 490: Let the Voters Make an Informed Decision

James Clark | Posted 10.03.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

No one is surprised to learn that California's death penalty is a broken and dysfunctional system. The question is: how do we fix it?

The Recall Takes Effect in Illinois Today

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago
Diann Rust-Tierney

Four states -- Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York have renounced capital punishment in the past five years. The handwriting is on the wall -- the death penalty is a failed, antiquated experiment on its way out.