Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Virginia: Reprieve Ended

The Washignton Post reports that Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) will now allow executions to proceed in his State as the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the use of lethal injection in the State of Kentucky. Kaine suspended the practice earlier this month (details here) while he awaited the Court's decision in the case Baze v. Rees . He also says that he will continue to decide, on a "case by case basis," whether to grant clemency in death penalty cases. See story here.

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