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Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee puts halt to death penalty

Citing “too many doubts” on the morals and “too many flaws” in the system, Inslee defends suspending capital punishment
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Washington likely won’t abolish the death penalty this year

The bill to abolish Washington state's death penalty failed to meet a deadline in the House Wednesday, meaning it likely won't move forward this year.
MyNorthwest.com - Published

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A murder victim's mother reacts to the capture of her son's suspected killer. this is KOAM news at six. 33-year-old Michael Osborne is behind bars in Washington state for now. he was arrested there by..

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Lawmaker fights for Washington death penalty as bill to abolish gains momentum

It’s been on state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s wish list for years, but this session it’s looking more and more likely that a bill to abolish Washington State’s death penalty will finally..
MyNorthwest.com - Published

State Senate votes 28-19 to abolish the death penalty

The Washington State Senate, on a 28-19 roll call, votes to abolish the death penalty.  Capital punishment has already been ruled unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court. It is the..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Bill to abolish death penalty in Washington passes state Senate

The moves comes months after the state's Supreme Court struck down capital punishment as arbitrary and racially biased. The bill now heads to the House for consideration, and Gov. Jay Inslee, who..
Seattle Times - Published

Abolish death penalty -- Washington's Catholic bishops

State's Catholic bishops give support to legislation that would abolish the death penalty, already ruled unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court.
SeattlePI.com - Published

Washington state bishops support repeal of death penalty

Seattle, Wash., Feb 8, 2019 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Washington state are expressing support for a senate bill that would repeal the death penalty. This comes after the..
CNA - Published Also reported by •CBS NewsSeattle Times

Gonzalez vs. Choi: How much will a name help — or hurt — in a race for Washington State Supreme Court?

In recent weeks, the Supreme Court has gotten lots of attention because of high-profile rulings overturning the death penalty and life without parole for juveniles, as well as a ruling upholding the..
Seattle Times - Published

Washington Supreme Court strikes 'racially biased' death penalty

Washington State became the 20th US state to end capital punishment via legislation or a court order after its supreme court declared that racial biases impact who is sentenced to the death penalty.
Christian Science Monitor - Published Also reported by •Deseret NewsUSATODAY.comSeattle Times

Prelate welcomes court decision striking down death penalty in State of Washington (USCCB)

“We join the Catholic Bishops of Washington, the Washington State Catholic Conference, the Catholic Mobilizing Network, and all people of good will in welcoming this development and persevering in..
Catholic Culture - Published

Is Washington State Pro-Life?

On October 11, Washington State's Supreme Court unanimously declared that the death penalty was unconstitutional. It cited the “arbitrary and racially based” manner in which the death penalty was..
CNSNews.com - Published

Wash. Supreme Court strikes down death penalty as arbitrary, racially biased

Olympia, Wash., Oct 12, 2018 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The use of the death penalty is arbitrary, racially biased and unconstitutional, the Washington state Supreme Court has said in a unanimous decision..
CNA - Published Also reported by •NPRFOXNews.com

Washington State Death Penalty Struck Down

Washington state's death penalty was unanimously struck down by its supreme court on Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.
Newsmax - Published

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Court ruling on death penalty could end the long debate in Olympia over capital punishment

Thursday's ruling by the Washington state Supreme Court, combined growing bipartisan support to end capital punishment, mark a major shift for a state that has had some type of death penalty going back..
Seattle Times - Published

Washington is latest state to end death penalty

Gov. Jay Inslee welcomed a decision by the Washington state Supreme Court ending the death penalty. Washington becomes the 20th state to end capital punishment. (Oct. 11)
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Washington State Outlaws Death Penalty For Killers. But Doctors Can Legally Help Patients Kill Themselves

'Pursuit for equal and fair application of justice'
Daily Caller - Published

Washington state's top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday, saying in a unanimous decision that its application was arbitrary..
Reuters - Published

Washington State Supreme Court Deems Death Penalty Unconstitutional

The justices commuted the sentences of all 8 men on death row, saying capital punishment had been ‘imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.’
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •SeattlePI.comSeattle Times

End death penalty: Unjust and costly

Since the 1500s, Lady Justice has been depicted wearing a blindfold representing impartiality. However, to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and many blacks living in..
Seattle Times - Published

Three questions for opponents of the death penalty

Let voters decide if we should have a death penalty in Washington state.
Seattle Times - Published

Death penalty repeal bill not expected to advance

An effort to abolish the death penalty in Washington state got a new push this year with strong backing from the governor and attorney general, but as in previous years, the measure is expected to..
Seattle Times - Published

Time for Washington to abandon the death penalty

The idea of a death penalty has lost favor among Democratic and Republican leaders in Washington state. It’s time for the Legislature to make permanent the current moratorium on executions.
Seattle Times - Published

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