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Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor’s objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons. 703 more words

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Web extra: The Death Penalty across the United States

(WTNH / CNN) — Connecticut abolished the death penalty in 2011, but what about other states across the nation?

News 8 has put together this interactive map to illustrate the status of the death penalty across the United States. 2,142 more words

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Media Mashup: May 28, 2015

THE DEATH PENALTY DIES 

The national media generally failed to acknowledge the key role that conservatives played in eliminating capital punishment in Nebraska—the first predominantly Republican state to end the death penalty since North Dakota did it in 1973. 476 more words

Hillary Clinton

Boston bomber sentenced to death, so why has Australia gone silent?

It’s been two weeks since a United States federal jury handed down a sentence of death for the Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In that fortnight, Australia’s apparent disinterest – and the silence of some who vowed to oppose capital punishment in all circumstances – has been conspicuous. 60 more words

AUSTRALIA

Boston bomber sentenced to death, so why has Australia gone silent?

It’s been two weeks since a United States federal jury handed down a sentence of death for the Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In that fortnight, Australia’s apparent disinterest – and the silence of some who vowed to oppose capital punishment in all circumstances – has been conspicuous. 63 more words

Death Penalty

On Nebraska abolishing the death penalty

Jamsheed Rizwani

Paris

Yet another US state joins the civilized world by banning the death sentence… This is something? quite something coming from a state reputed to be very conservative……My respects to the legislators and the people of Nebraska…. 334 more words

World

Nebraska Repealed its Death Penalty Law, Stoking Anger and Death Threats From Opponents of Repeal

Well, it’s official. Nebraska abolished its death penalty on Wednesday afternoon over the objections of its governor.

It’s over. The governor’s veto of LB 268, the bill jettisoning the state’s death penalty on the dustbin of history, was overturned by the state’s one-house legislature. 477 more words