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Texas House Committee to Hear Death Penalty Repeal Bill

Today, Monday, April 29, 2013, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill (HB) 1703, which calls for the repeal of the death penalty in Texas. HB 1703 is authored by State Representative Jessica Farrar (District 148 – Houston), State Representatives Alma Allen (District 131 – Houston) and Lon Burnam (District 90 – Fort Worth).

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Maryland Legislature Passes Repeal of the Death Penalty!

Moments ago Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 82-56 to end the death penalty. The bill will go on to Governor Martin O’Malley, who has already promised to sign it and […]