Nebraska Legislature Would Abolish Executions

Conservative Nebraska moved closer to abolishing the death penalty On Wednesday.
Their state legislature passed a bill repeal with enough votes to override an expected veto from the state's governor.
Senators in the state's unicameral, nonpartisan legislature passed the repeal bill in a 32-5 vote.
The state lawmakers stated they turned against the death penalty for a number of reasons.
Citing religious reservations, the state's difficulty obtaining drugs used for lethal injections, and the arbitrary application of the penalty to some murderers and not others; Nebraska may soon be the 19th state without capital punishment.



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