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Apr 24, 2023

Washington’s Unconstitutional Death-Penalty Law Stricken from the Books

On April 21, 2023, Governor Jay Inslee signed leg­is­la­tion remov­ing the death penal­ty from the state’s laws. With that action, all three branch­es of the state’s gov­ern­ment have tak­en steps to end cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment in Washington: Gov. Inslee had declared a mora­to­ri­um on exe­cu­tions in 2014, the state Supreme Court found the statute uncon­sti­tu­tion­al in 2018, and the leg­is­la­ture has now strick­en it from the crim­i­nal code.