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Lawyer Group Urges Death Penalty Moratorium

By Admin on October 29, 2007 3:46 PM

Administration of capital punishment should be suspended nationwide, based on unfairness and unreliable evidence in death penalty cases, according to a new report issued by the American Bar Association. The ABA examined the way the death penalty works in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The Associated Press reports that, due to problems such as spotty DNA evidence, false confessions, and racial disparities in sentencing, "the ABA said every state with the death penalty should review its execution procedures before putting anyone else to death."

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