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Three former California governors seek to overhaul the state’s death penalty laws

Opponents lash California death penalty reform (via SFBay) Death penalty opponents are speaking out against a proposed reform initiative sponsored by three former California governors. The death penalty reform initiative, sponsored by former California Govs. George Deukmejian, Pete Wilson and Gray Davis, will…  …

Ohio justices, lawyer task force to study death penalty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Ohio’s top court and state bar association will form a joint task force to review the administration of the state’s death penalty, the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said on Thursday. The task force will not address whether Ohio should or should not have…