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March 14, 2006

Death penalty developments down south

Yesterday brought some notable death penalty news from a number of southern states:

  • From Florida, as this article details, "state legislators decided to scuttle a bill requiring juries to recommend death sentences by unanimous vote rather than by simple majority."

  • From Georgia, as this article details, the state Senate "defeated a proposal to study the use of the death penalty in Georgia at a time when other states are considering moratoriums on capital punishment."

  • From North Carolina, as this article details, an official with the AMA said that "doctors in North Carolina who monitor executions are breaking state and national medical ethics guidelines."

Also, over at Capital Defense Weekly, Karl Keys has a lot of new posts about recent circuit decisions and other notable death penalty developments.

March 14, 2006 at 07:13 AM | Permalink


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