Death Penalty in the U.S.

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Death Penalty in the U.S.

Vermont

Published: Oct 24, 2014

Vermont has a long his­to­ry of sparse use of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment and saw a steady decline in the scope of crimes that were pun­ish­able by death through­out the years. The death penal­ty was ren­dered invalid in 1972 by Furman v. Georgia and has nev­er be…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Hawaii

Published: Oct 10, 2014

In the late 19th cen­tu­ry, as Hawaii became a cen­ter of agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tion, the immi­grants who were brought to the islands in a form of inden­tured servi­tude bore the brunt of the arbi­trari­ness of the judi­cial sys­tem in annexed Hawaii.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Alaska

Published: Oct 10, 2014

Alaska was under ter­ri­to­r­i­al and colo­nial rule from the 18th cen­tu­ry through 1959, when it became a state. This long his­to­ry of out­side influ­ence, in addi­tion to sev­er­al oth­er unique aspects of Alaska, have played an impor­tant role in the attitude…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

North Dakota

Published: Sep 26, 2014

North Dakota’s res­i­dents signed a peti­tion in 1915 about the bar­barous” and inef­fec­tive”. That very year, the North Dakota leg­is­la­ture passed a bill repeal­ing the death penal­ty and it has remained off the books ever since.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Minnesota

Published: Sep 17, 2014

Minnesota became the 4th state to abol­ish the death penal­ty after a short his­to­ry of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment filled with ques­tions about the fair­ness of a mur­der tri­al as well as the largest mass hang­ing in US history.…