A blog produced by the Oregon Justice Resource Center discussing the death penalty (capital punishment) in Oregon and in the Ninth Circuit.
86-62 Connecticut passes repeal!!!
The Conn. House of Representatives voted 86-62 to repeal the state’s all-but-dormant death penalty, the Democratic governor is expected to sign it into law. This would make the state the 17th to end capital punishment.
In the past five years, four states have abolished the death penalty — New Mexico, Illinois, New Jersey and New York. Repeal proposals are also pending in several other states including Kansas and Kentucky, while advocates in California have gathered enough signatures for an initiative that could go before the voters in November.