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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dallas Morning News Again Endorses Moratorium on Executions; Hearing on Moratorium Bill Thursday, April 2

The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board has again endorsed a moratorium on executions only days before the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment is scheduled to hear testimony on Rep Dutton's HB 913, which would enact a two-year moratorium and create a study commission. The hearing is Thursday, April 2, at 8 AM in room E2.016 in the Capitol in Austin.

From Friday's Dallas Morning News Editorial Page:

Texas, the nation's leading execution state, also leads the nation in number of DNA exonerations. That ought to chill to the bone, so much so that lawmakers get behind legislation for a hiatus in Huntsville's death chamber until the entire capital punishment system can be dissected.

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