Monday, December 17, 2007

New Jersey Abolishes Death Penalty 

Today Governor Jon S. Corzine of New Jersey signed a bill abolishing the death penalty in New Jersey. Passed last week by the New Jersey Assembly and Senate, the bill is the first legislative abolition of the death penalty since the Supreme Court reauthorized the death penalty in 1976.
To read more about the history of the death penalty in New Jersey, see today's article in the Boston Globe. To read more about the death penalty generally, see the Death Penalty Information Center.

Source: Boston Globe


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