Thursday, December 13, 2007

Proud to be a Jersey Girl

From the Newark Star-Ledger:

Assembly votes to abolish death penalty

by Tom Hester and Tom Feeney

TRENTON--After more than two hours of emotional debate, the Assembly voted this afternoon to deliver to the governor's desk a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to abolish the death penalty in more than 30 years.

By a vote of 44-36, the Assembly joined the Senate in approving a bill that would replace New Jersey's never-used death penalty with life in prison without parole. Gov. Jon Corzine said hours before the debate began that he expects to sign it in the next two or three days.

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