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It’s Official: Maryland Abolishes the Death Penalty!

Moments ago, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill that repeals the death penalty.  Maryland is now the  18th death penalty-free state.   According to the Baltimore Sun, the death penalty had been on the books in Maryland for more than 300 years.

Congratulations to our colleagues in Maryland and everyone who worked to achieve this legislative success!

Read about the bill-signing ceremony in the Baltimore Sun.