December 13, 2007
NJ legislature passes bill to abolish state's death penalty
As detailed in this CNN piece, "New Jersey lawmakers have voted to abolish the death penalty in the state, sending the governor a bill he has already said he will sign. The measure will make New Jersey the first state in more than 40 years to outlaw capital punishment."
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Hip, hip, hooray!
Posted by: Confused | Dec 13, 2007 11:45:36 PM
Posted by: JustClerk | Dec 14, 2007 9:12:25 AM
The irony here may be that this will have more effect abroad than in the U.S., as is clear from Peggy McGuinness's post over at Opinio Juris: "New Jersey Abolishes Death Penalty: The World Takes Note" See http://www.opiniojuris.org/posts/1197740113.shtml
FWIW, I'm with those pleased by this development.
Posted by: Patrick S. O'Donnell | Dec 15, 2007 3:36:04 PM