NJ Panel Recommends End To Capital Punishment

The New York Times reports that a New Jersey legislative panel has recommended that capital punishment be abolished in the state. Given New Jersey’s politics, I would expect to see this recommendation find its way into an amendment of the state criminal code before too long, and would expect that Governor Corzine would sign it. New Jersey’s court’s have shown complete antipathy for the death penalty over the years anyway. New Jersey would be the first state to ban capital punishment in almost 4 decades.

Source: The New York Times

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