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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Death Penalty Watch

Here are a couple of stories worth reading:

1. The State Senate of Wisconsin has passed a resolution in an effort to re-establish the death penalty in that state. Read the story here.

This is big. Wisconsin abolished capital punishment in 1853, shortly after Michigan. Although Michigan is recorded as the first state to abolish the death penalty, it was kept in use for treason. Wisconsin abolished the death penalty for all crimes.

2. There is also a new push to re-instate the death penalty in New York. Read more here.

Thanks to Julien in the CEDP National Office for the tip.