Thursday, June 02, 2005

Vote on N.C. Death Penalty Moratorium Delayed

First The Guv comes out against a moratorium on the death penalty, and now Speaker of the N.C. House Jim Black has delayed a vote on the measure, apparently because its supporters don't yet have the votes to pass it. (A similar law passed the Senate two years ago but died in the House.) Rumor is that the supporters of a moratorium have 58 votes out of a total of 120 in the House. The Guv certainly hasn't helped. The Republicans are all mainly holding firm. They, along with The Guv, see no reason whatsoever to halt the killing while the fairness of the system is given a thorough going-over.

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