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January 19, 2006

California death penalty moratorium proposal dies

As detailed in this AP article, an "attempt to impose a two-year moratorium on carrying out California's death penalty failed to pass a key Assembly committee Thursday, ending its chances for the year."  Additional reporting on this interesting legislative development comes from this Reuters account.

UPDATE:  The New York Times adds this coverage, and TalkLeft comments here.  Relatedly, CrimProf yesterday in this post assembled stories about other efforts to halt the death penalty.

January 19, 2006 at 08:48 PM | Permalink

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