Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Death Penalty in Wisconsin Law: Gone Now for 160 Years

Among letters to the editor of Wisconsin Lawyer was one from Alexander 'Sandie' Pendleton,
"July 10, 2013, is the 160th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in Wisconsin. This sets Wisconsin apart from other jurisdictions. Nationally, Wisconsin law has been completely without the death penalty longer than the laws of any other state. Wisconsin also has been without the death penalty longer than any European country (even longer than the Vatican). ..."
And yet. around here, it seems to take up a surprisingly large proportion of what preaching there is of the social doctrine of the Church.

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