Entries tagged with “Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

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Feb 04, 2013

Conservatives and Republicans Support Death Penalty Repeal Bill in Montana

A bipar­ti­san group of leg­is­la­tors in Montana will intro­duce a bill to replace the state’s death penal­ty with a sen­tence of life with­out parole. The spon­sors include two Republicans and two Democrats. A coali­tion of con­ser­v­a­tive la…

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Dec 02, 2013

EDITORIALS: Expanding Conservative Concerns About the Death Penalty

A recent edi­to­r­i­al in the Dallas Morning News high­light­ed the voic­es of promi­nent con­ser­v­a­tives who now oppose cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, includ­ing for­mer Texas Congressman Ron Paul and con­ser­v­a­tive polit­i­cal le…

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Oct 29, 2019

More Than 250 Conservative Leaders Join Call to End Death Penalty

More than 250 con­ser­v­a­tive lead­ers from across the coun­try have signed on to a state­ment express­ing their oppo­si­tion to cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment as admin­is­tered across the United States and issued a call [to] our fel­low con­ser­v­a­tives to reex­am­ine the d…

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Oct 27, 2017

New Report Documents Dramatic Rise” in Republican Support for Death-Penalty Repeal

The death penal­ty is dying in the United States, and Republicans are con­tribut­ing to its demise,” con­cludes a new report, The Right Way, released on October 25 by the advo­ca­cy group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty…

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May 13, 2014

NEW VOICES: Death Penalty Has Had Its Day in North Carolina”

Mark Edwards, chair of the Nash County (North Carolina) Republican Party, recent­ly spoke about replac­ing the death penal­ty with a sen­tence of life with­out parole: As a con­ser­v­a­tive seek­ing to find the best way to…

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Oct 03, 2012

NEW VOICES: It’s Time to End Montana’s Death Penalty”

In a recent edi­to­r­i­al, the Great Falls Tribune reversed its long-stand­ing posi­tion and called for the end of the death penal­ty in Montana. The paper cit­ed the cost of main­tain­ing the death penal­ty as a pr…

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Sep 19, 2012

NEW VOICES: Conservatives Seek to Repeal the Death Penalty in Montana

In Montana, a con­ser­v­a­tive polit­i­cal group is call­ing for an end to the death penal­ty after a recent court rul­ing held the state’s exe­cu­tion pro­to­col uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. Former Republican state Senator Roy Brown sai…

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Jun 25, 2014

NEW VOICES: Conservatives Speak About the Death Penalty

A grow­ing num­ber of con­ser­v­a­tives have stat­ed their oppo­si­tion to the death penal­ty. Among them is National Review colum­nist and American Enterprise Institute fel­low Ramesh Ponnuru, who cit­ed his Catholic faith as a reaso…

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May 10, 2019

Study Finds Louisiana Spends An Extra $15 Million Per Year on Death Penalty

A new study of Louisiana’s death penal­ty reports that the state’s cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment sys­tem costs tax­pay­ers at least $15.6 mil­lion a year more than a sys­tem with life with­out parole as the max­i­mum sen­tence. The study by retired Ne…

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Jul 21, 2020

Wyoming Governor Very Seriously” Considering Death Penalty Moratorium

Calling cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment a lux­u­ry” that the state can no longer afford, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon (pic­tured) told leg­is­la­tors that he is very seri­ous­ly” con­sid­er­ing impos­ing a mora­to­ri­um on the state’s rarely-used death pen…

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Mar 05, 2021

Wyoming Senate Committee Passes Bill to Repeal State’s Death Penalty

A Wyoming state sen­ate com­mit­tee has advanced to the full Senate a bill to repeal the state’s death penal­ty. After tak­ing tes­ti­mo­ny from wit­ness­es includ­ing the state pub­lic defender’s office, fam­i­ly mem­bers of mur­der vic…