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    Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/us...l?ref=politics
    In the latest sign that vigorous support for capital punishment can no longer be taken for granted among Republicans, a coalition of Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers has backed a bill that would replace capital punishment with life imprisonment. Its members cite reasons that range from fiscal and practical to ideological.

    On Friday, the unicameral Legislature voted in favor of the bill, 30 to 16, after four hours of debate. A final vote is likely this week, and if the lawmakers approve the measure again, as is expected, it will go to Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Tea Party Republican and strong supporter of capital punishment. The governor has said he would veto the bill, setting up a potentially fierce campaign to override him.
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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    That's a terrible headline. It took me four read throughs to figure out what they were talking about.

    Regardless. Good news!
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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    That's a terrible headline. It took me four read throughs to figure out what they were talking about.

    Regardless. Good news!
    Have to post the exact headline, at times it does cause confusion.
    But yes, good news.
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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    That's a terrible headline. It took me four read throughs to figure out what they were talking about.

    Regardless. Good news!
    Same here. The only reason I got it was that I heard and have been reading on the topic for a couple weeks now. Otherwise I don't think I'd have known what the hell was being discussed.

    This is one of those topics where Libertarians, such as yourself, and Progressive liberals like myself agree.

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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    Capital punishment really should be reserved for extreme cases if not completely abolished.
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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    Republicans must have decided that the privatization of prisons that they've pushed for will realize greater profits if people are kept in prison for life.
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    Re: Conservative Support Aids Bid in Nebraska to Ban Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Republicans must have decided that the privatization of prisons that they've pushed for will realize greater profits if people are kept in prison for life.
    I was thinking this too. Usually for any significant change to happen in this country someone has to get bought off. I mean this is the state whose senator voted for the ACA only cause it originally had kickbacks built in

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