Repeal moves forward in Nebraska

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All eyes on Nebraska – *live thread, updated*

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Conservative leaders call for end of the death penalty in Nebraska

Republican state legislators and conservative leaders held a press conference yesterday at the Nebraska State Capitol to call for the repeal of the death penalty. Today, the unicameral legislature will begin debating the measure. The Washington Times said, Seven Republican senators announced their support for a bill to repeal the capital punishment law, saying Wednesday […]

#LIVE: Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates The Death Penalty On April 15 with Diann Rust-Tierney

Today, 15 April 2015, Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, will be a featured panelist on a live debate organized by Intelligence Squared U.S. on whether or not the death penalty should be abolished in the United States. Tune in for the livestream of the debate right here from 6:45 […]

#NEWS: How the Case Against Anthony Ray Hinton Unraveled

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent almost 30 years on death row in Alabama for the 1985 murders of two fast-food managers, was exonerated and freed. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he had recieved inadequate representation at trial which violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel. There was […]

Torchbearer Spotlight: Suzy Drapkin

Why do I oppose the death penalty? I oppose the death penalty because I don’t believe in killing others. I believe it is immoral. While those who kill others are called murderers, what does it make those who kill them? At what point does one lose their humanity and are no different from the ones […]

US Uses Untested, Painful Drugs, Gas to Execute Prisoners

The Oklahoma legislature passed a bill to introduce a new method of execution – nitrogen gas, and I was recently interviewed by Sputnik News on this topic. The author, Thomas Zimmer wrote, Oklahoma and other US states are using untested drug cocktails to execute prisoners, including nitrogen gas, even though they do not yet know […]

#NEWS: Delaware Senate Passes Repeal Bill

On Thursday, 2 April 2015, by a vote of 11-9, the Delaware Senate voted to pass SB 40, a bill to repeal the death penalty in Delaware (roll call). The legislation was sponsored by Democratic Sen. Karen Peterson. From DelawareOnline: On Thursday, Peterson’s legislation survived attempts on the Senate floor to undo the bill and […]

Florida’s Death Penalty Problems and ‘Solutions’

Katharine Orr, former Florida Chair of Young Americans for Liberty and friend of CCATDP, wrote an op-ed on the Florida death penalty. It was published yesterday in Voices of Liberty and highlighted the many reasons why Floridians should be concerned with their faulty capital punishment system. She wrote, Florida has wrongly sentenced more people to […]

Video from National Latino Evangelical Press Conference

Today the National Latino Evangelical Coalition voted unanimously to support an end to the death penalty. EJUSA’s Heather Beaudoin joined NaLEC’s President, Rev. read more Source:: Equal Justice USA