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Maryland Senate Passes Abolition Legislation

Earlier today, the Maryland Senate passed SB 276, a bill to replace the death penalty with life without parole, by a vote of 27-20.  The vote occurred after three days of debate.  It was the first time in decades that the full Senate considered repeal legislation, as previous efforts in that body had been blocked by […]

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Skinner Attorney’s File Motion with Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

On Friday, November 4, 2011, attorneys for Hank Skinner filed a motion in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Statement from Attorney for Hank Skinner Regarding the filing today of “Motion for Stay of Execution to Allow Meaningful Consideration of Appeal of Trial Court’s Denial of Motion for DNA Testing…”  “We are asking the Court […]