Washington state Supreme Court abolishes the death penalty, calling it 'arbitrary' and 'racially biased' - News Summed Up

Washington state Supreme Court abolishes the death penalty, calling it 'arbitrary' and 'racially biased'


While the death penalty has been legal in the U.S. since the Supreme Court reinstated it in 1976 and a majority of states still allow it, support for it — and the use of executions — have hit all-time lows in recent years. About 54% of Americans support the death penalty for murder convictions, down from 78% in the mid-1990s, according to a Pew Research Center survey released this year.


Source: Los Angeles Times October 11, 2018 18:51 UTC



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