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September 16, 2008

Georgia conducts first US execution in over a month

Despite the expectation that lethal injections would increase after the Supreme Court's decision in Baze, before tonight there had not been a single execution in the United States in over a month.  But tonight, as detailed in this local story, Georgia executed a murderer who has been on its death row for more than three decades.

I believe this Georgia execution marks the 21st state killing in 2008.  Barring an unlikely rush of Fall executions, it appears that this year there will be the fewest total number of executions in the United States since 1994.

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Thorough reviews of every state's death penalty policies and follow through should be mandated by the Supreme Court.

Posted by: JT | Sep 17, 2008 12:30:08 PM

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