Friday, November 09, 2007

The first tip of the first domino

Today the Speaker of the NJ Assembly held a press conference to announce that he has scheduled a vote to abolish the death penalty in New Jersey. Not later than January 7 (the last day of the current NJ legislative session), and possibly even in December (the 13th or the 17th), New Jersey may well become the first state in the post-Furman era to legislatively abolish the death penalty (Iowa and West Virginia did so in 1965.)

Here's a bit of video from the press conference by BlueJersey blogger Jay Lassiter.

News items will be posted here over the coming weeks....

It's history in the making!


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