Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Whats New

DPIC-What's New  
 

Last updated January 24, 2003

 

Philadelphia Bar Association Resolution Calling for a Moratorium on Capital Punishment

PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON CAPITAL PUNISHMENT UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT FAIRNESS IN ITS ADMINISTRATION CAN BE ENSURED
Adopted by the Board of Governors November 25, 1997, voting 18 to 10.


WHEREAS, the American Bar Association, on February 3, 1997, adopted a resolution calling for a moratorium on executions until such time that policies and procedures are implemented to "(1) ensure that death penalty procedures are administered fairly and impartially, in accordance with due process, and (2) minimize the risk that innocent persons may be

Pages