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O’Malley Considering Another Run At Repealing Death Penalty

November 27th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Coming off some high-profile wins at the ballot box this month, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is considering another run at repealing the death penalty when lawmakers reconvene in January, aides say. It’s an issue that could add to his progressive legacy. But even if the law remains on the books, advocates on both sides agree that O’Malley is all but certain to finish his two terms in office without having presided over a single execution of one of the state’s five condemned prisoners. That’s largely because O’Malley’s administration has yet to implement regulations required for executions to resume, nearly six years after Maryland’s highest court halted the use of capital punishment on a technicality. The governor says that the majority of Marylanders oppose the death penalty…

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