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March 15, 2013

Lots of notable death penalty news and notes from both coasts

The biggest death penalty news to close out this week would appear to be the repeal news out of Maryland,  highlighted by this new AP article headlined, "Md. Poised to Be 18th State to Ban Death Penalty."  But, thanks to links of lots of coverage from How Appealing, here are some other notable capital stories coming from the other end of the country:

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Volokh Conspiracy cited the first story recently.

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote the opinion AND a concurring opinion to really say how bad things were. Does everyone agree with the opinion?

Posted by: Joe | Mar 17, 2013 9:56:24 AM

The opinion is depressing. First of all, the crime is so unspeakable as to defy belief, and it's hard to believe that the mother had nothing to do with it. However, we usually don't convict people on "hard to believe." I'd like to read the Arizona AG's brief in support of rehearing before I come to any definitive conclusions.

The cop belongs in jail.

Posted by: federalist | Mar 17, 2013 10:48:30 AM

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