Friday, February 08, 2008

 

Nebraska Court Outlaws Electric Chair

The Nebraska Supreme Court this morning issued a strongly worded ruling striking down the use of that state’s electric chair. Because Nebraska has no back-up means of execution, this means Nebraska has no effective death penalty statute. This court ruling comes the day after a bill abolishing the death penalty cleared Judiciary Committee on a strong 6-1 vote.

Congratulations to Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty, to the Nebraska ACLU and to all involved in this tremendous victory. Below you will find a link to the ruling and a press release from Nebraska ACLU. We will keep you further informed as events warrant.

Read the court decision here.
Comments :
No concern, of course, for victims' family members who wanted these executions carried out.
 
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