Washington state Supreme Court tosses out death penalty
Thursday, 11 October 2018 () OLYMPIA — Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its Constitution. The ruling Thursday makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The justices said the “death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially.” They ordered that people currently on death row have […]
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The state Supreme Court was just the scene of a two-year-long, back-and-forth scientific smackdown, which ended in the death penalty being thrown out. The... Seattle Times - Front PageAlso reported by •Christian Science Monitor
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