Last week in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, (“Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas,” April 10, 2012), columnist Bob Ray Sanders called on the abolition movement to “gather steam [and] wage an all-out legal assault and awareness campaign to change these barbaric laws one state legislature at a time.” This call has already been […]
Late last night, April 11, 2012, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation to abolish the death penalty by a vote of 86 to 62. This followed last week’s Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 20 to 16. Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has stated that he will sign the bill into law. Connecticut […]
On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 819, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. The hearing will take place at the State Capitol in the John H. Reagan Building (JHR) 120 and is likely to convene at 1:00 PM. TCADP has arranged for an exceptional line-up of witnesses to testify in support of the bill.
Today, March 9th, 2011, at 11:30 am, after almost two months of listening and reflection, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed SB 3539 into law, repealing the death penalty. Illinois’ signing of its death penalty repeal bill into law is indicative of the momentum building nationally to end the death penalty. “For me, this was […]
State Representatives Jessica Farrar and Marisa Marquez have filed House Bill 819, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. We expect that the bill will be referred to the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, where the members of the committee will decide what action, if any, will be taken with regard to the […]