Thursday, April 12, 2012

Connecticut House Votes to Repeal Death Penalty -

When I wrote the introductory essay for the Seton Hall Legislative Journal volume on New Jersey's repeal of the death penalty I titled it Herald of Change? and wondered if there would be any truth to it.    With the fifth state in five years abolishing capital punishment, the answer is clear.
Connecticut House Votes to Repeal Death Penalty - by Peter Applebome
 "HARTFORD — After more than nine hours of debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to repeal the state’s death penalty, following a similar vote in the State Senate last week. Gov. Daniel P. Malloy, a Democrat, has said he will sign the bill, which would make Connecticut the 17th state — the 5th in five years — to abolish capital punishment for future cases."
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