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View Diary: Maryland to ban the Death Penalty. Updated with House Roll Call (16 comments)

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  •  no point in having a DP in MD (0+ / 0-)

    As far as I can recall no prosecutor has asked for it in probably a decade. Not even for the beltway killers but the older one was already sentenced to death in Va.
     

    •  It was already de facto abolished (0+ / 0-)

      With the court of appeals ruling that the current death penalty was procedurally unconstitutional. It would have required legislation to fix the death penalty to ever use it again in Maryland. Instead we went the right path and just scrapped the whole thing. Now the governor needs to commute the current death row prisoners sentences.

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