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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Nebraska Supreme Court Refuses to Reconsider Electrocution as Cruel and Unusual

From journalstar.com: The Nebraska Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to reconsider its decision that electrocution is unconstitutional.

The decision was handed down by the court in response to Attorney General Jon Bruning’s request for another hearing in the case. The court did not explain its decision.

It didn’t come as a surprise — Bruning had said he didn’t expect judges who made the landmark decision to change their minds.

“Nebraskans overwhelmingly support the death penalty. We’ll do everything possible to ensure the sentences of the state’s worst murderers are carried out,” he said Wednesday.

His office plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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