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November 15, 2005

Massachusetts house rejects "foolproof" death penalty proposal

In this recent post, I suggested the current death penalty culture might be gauged by Massachusetts state legislature's consideration of Governor Mitt Romney's proposal for developing a "foolproof" system of capital punishment (details in this prior post).  Today the Massachusetts house debated Romney's bill, and, as detailed in this AP story, the house "defeated the bill on a 99-to-53 vote after more than four hours of impassioned debate."   (Interestingly this Reuters account of the vote reports the bill was rejected 100 to 53.)

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