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February 2, 2006

From the capital politics desk

While the hot legal issue in death penalty ligation centers on lethal injection protocols (highlights here), a number of news stories from across the US spotlight that the same old political battles over capital punishment rage on:

  • This Reuters article surveys the national death penalty pulse and suggests that there is "political paralysis" and "political murkiness" surrounding capital punishment issues.

  • This article from Iowa highlights the escalating political spat over efforts to bring capital punishment to the state.

  • This article from North Carolina details the arguments made by defense lawyers to the state's House Select Study Committee on Capital Punishment.

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