• Washington Supreme Court rules death penalty unconstitutional, changes death sentences to life

    2 monthes ago - By RT

    Washington State's Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is unlawful under the state constitution and has converted all eight current death sentences to life in prison.
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  • Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    Washington State's Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    2 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    The court ruled the punishment is applied “in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”
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  • Washington Supreme Court strikes down state's death penalty

    2 monthes ago - By NBC News

    Thursday's ruling came in the case of Allen Eugene Gregory, who was convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1996.
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  • Washington Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Violates Its State Constitution

    2 monthes ago - By Time

    Washington state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution.
    The ruling Thursday makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. Five justices said the “death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.”
    “Given the manner in which it is imposed, the death penalty also fails to serve any legitimate penological goals,” the justices wrote.
    Four other...
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  • Death-penalty opponents cheer Washington Supreme Court ruling that struck punishment down

    2 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    The ruling is “a hugely important moment in our pursuit for equal and fair application of justice," Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.
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  • List of inmates whose sentences are changed from death row to life in prison

    2 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    Eight death-row inmates will now serve life in prison after Thursday's ruling by the Washington state Supreme Court.
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  • Washington state's Supreme Court just tossed out its death penalty - here are the states that still have the power to execute prisoners

    Washington state's Supreme Court just tossed out its death penalty - here are the states that still have the power to execute prisoners

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Washington state's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty violates its constitution.
    Capital punishment has reached record lows across the US - at both the state and federal levels.
    Though most states still technically retain the death penalty, very few actually use it.
    Washington state's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty violates its constitution because it has been "imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner."
    The ruling declared that all eight of the state's prisoners who are currently on death row will now serve life sentences instead.
    "The...
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  • Washington Supreme Court Outlaws Death Penalty in the State for Good

    2 monthes ago - By Slate

    On Thursday, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment violates the state constitution. The court held that, as applied in Washington State, the death penalty has been imposed in an unlawfully “arbitrary and racially biased manner.” It thus converted all death sentences to life imprisonment and barred the future imposition of capital sentences. The court's ruling was unanimous and cannot be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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  • Washington Supreme Court tosses out state's death penalty

    Washington Supreme Court tosses out state's death penalty

    2 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday ruled that the death penalty, as applied, violates its Constitution. The ruling makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in...
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