In the News: States consider eliminating death penalty as budgetary maneuver

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Death Penalty, In the News |

**UPDATED 3/09/2009** For years, opponents of the death penalty have challenged the practice by arguing that it is immoral, racist, and barbaric. In the current economic climate, an economic argument may be the winning one. Currently, Kansas, New Mexico, and Colorado have legislation pending that would abolish the death penalty. Proponents argue that the money saved by abolishing the death penalty could be allocated to prosecutors and law...

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In the News: Georgia legislators to reconsider need for unanimous decision for death penalty

Posted by on Dec 14, 2008 in Death Penalty, High Profile Cases |

After a jury was unable to unanimously decide to execute Brian Nichols, several Georgia lawmakers are reconsidering legislation that would lower the number of juror votes needed impose the death penalty. Under current Georgia law, a jury must unanimously choose to impose the death penalty. If the jury is not in complete agreement, the judge may only impose a life sentence. For more information, go to: Share...

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