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Repeal Bill Information | Court of Appeals Ruling | Evans' Suit in Federal Court

Repeal Bill Information

Execution Of Ga. Man Near Despite Recantations (Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, July 16, 2007)

O'Malley Voices Support of Bill to End Death Penalty: Though Hurdles Loom, Sponsor Expresses Hope (Ovetta Wiggins and John Wagner, Washington Post, January 26, 2007) 

Our Society Can Do Better than Capital Punishment (Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, January 28, 2007) 

Governor O'Malley Backs Death Penalty Repeal (Andrew Schotz, Hagerstown Morning Herald, January 26, 2007) 

O'Malley Would Ok Death Penalty Ban (Andrew Childers, Annapolis Capital, January 27, 2007) 

A Governor Stands Up: And Maryland's Death Penalty Gets a Powerful Foe (Washington Post editorial, February 1, 2007) 

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MD Court of Appeals Ruling on Civil Suit

Opinion / Editorials

Our Say: State Shouldn't End Capital Punishment on a Technicality (Annapolis Capital Online, December 21, 2006)

Death Row Holiday (Blair Lee, The Gazette, December 22, 2006)

Response: Time to Repeal the Death Penalty (Rev. Roy Howard, The Gazette, December 22, 2006)

Maryland's Death Penalty: It's Time to Discuss Giving It Up (Washington Post, December 27, 2006) 

The Year In Death: Capital Punishment Becomes Ever More Localized (Washington Post, December 31, 2006) 


MD Death Penalty May Come to the Fore (John Wagner and Eric Rich, Washington Post, December 24, 2006) 

Ruling Opens Possibility of Indefinite End to Executions (Jennifer McMenamin and Josh Mitchell, Baltimore Sun, December 22, 2006)

Maryland High Court Calls Halt to Executions: Lethal Injection Blocked Over Procedural Issue (Eric Rich and John Wagner, Washington Post, December 20, 2006) 

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Death Row Inmate Vernon Evans' Suit Before Federal District Court in Baltimore

Closing Arguments 

Lethal Injections Criticized As Cruel: Attorney Wants Court to Mandate Medical Professionals' Involvement (Eric Rich, Washington Post, November 16, 2006)

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