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December 17, 2013

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty lists top capital stories from 2013

Regular reasons may recall that I am a sucker for end-of-year lists and reports, and thus I was excited to see that the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has this extended blog post setting out a view of "important stories from 2013" concerning capital punishment in the United States. Here are the items on the list, and folks should click through to see the explanations provided by NCADP:

  • Maryland Repeals Death Penalty....

  • Death Penalty Support Drops....

  • New Report: 2% of Counties Responsible for Most Executions....

  • Reginald Griffin Exonerated....

  • Lethal Injection Drug Shortages Confound States....

  • Timely Justice Act Passes in Florida....

  • Texas Executes 500th Person....

  • Virginia Electrocutes Robert Gleason....

  • Delaware Senate Passes Repeal Bill....

  • U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolution on Behalf of Children of Death Row Prisoners....

I would add to this list the decision of the Supreme Court to finally take up the issue of permissible state procedures for implementing its Atkins Eighth Amendment ruling. But, since we will not get oral argument or a decision in this SCOTUS case until next year, I suppose this is more properly considered a 2014 story.

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