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Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

posted on May 18, 2015

In The New York Times, Julie Bosman reports that a coalition of Republican, Democratic, and Independent lawmakers in Nebraska have backed a bill abolishing the death penalty, signaling a shift in conservative ideology. “Some people see this as a pro-life issue. Other people see it as a good-government issue,” said conservative Senator Colby Coash. “But the support that this bill is getting from conservative members is evidence that you can get justice through eliminating the death penalty, and you can get efficient government through eliminating the death penalty.”

Read at The New York Times