02 May 2013

Maryland governor signs law repealing death penalty

This morning, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed legislation repealing the death penalty in that state. With the governor's signature today, Maryland officially became the 18th state to abolish the death penalty - and the first state below the Mason-Dixon line to do so.

This is a major step forward towards a more civilized justice system.

Huge kudos to Governor O'Malley, and to the Maryland state legislature which passed the legislation earlier this year.

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