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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Washington Governor Suspends Death Penalty"

From A.P. via the New York Times:

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington said Tuesday that he was suspending the use of the death penalty in the state, announcing a move that he hoped would enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”

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“There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment, there are too many flaws in this system today,” he said at a news conference. “There is too much at stake to accept an imperfect system.”

The use of the death penalty was inconsistent and unequal, Governor Inslee said.

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