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April 15, 2023

Rounding up some notable recent death penalty policy and practice stories

Most weeks bring a number of press pieces on a number of capital punishment topics.  But so many death penalty headlines and stories caught my eye in the last few days that I decided only this round-up allowed me to keep up with a bunch of notable stories:

From ABC11, "NC faith leaders ask Governor Cooper to commute sentences of death row inmates"

From Arizona Capitol Times, "Court reinstates death penalty for man who killed University of Arizona professor"

From Cleveland.com, "Ohio’s broken death-penalty system may be wasting hundreds of millions of dollars, AG warns"

From The Hill, "Pence calls for expedited death penalty for mass shooters during NRA speech"

From MassLive, "10 years on, Boston Marathon bomber at the center of death penalty debate"

From the National Catholic Reporter, "Catholic governor calls on Louisiana lawmakers to abolish the death penalty as 'a pro-life state'"

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "The sisters of two Tree of Life shooting victims want the death penalty: ‘We owe it to our brothers’"

From Reuters, "Florida to allow death penalty with 8-4 jury vote instead of unanimously"

April 15, 2023 at 12:56 PM | Permalink


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