Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Montana and New Mexico on the death penalty

More from SentLaw, an update on Montana and adding New Mexico to the list of states eying the abolition of the death penalty:

  • From Montana, this local report details that after "a 90-minute, emotionally charged debate, the Republican-controlled state Senate [on Monday] endorsed a bill to abolish the death penalty in Montana."
  • Fron New Mexico, this AP story reports that "Gov. Bill Richardson said Monday he has softened his stance on the death penalty and may sign a repeal bill if it reaches his desk."

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