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Alan Rogers

On capital punishment, a message for all

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By Alan Rogers
April 25, 2008

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NEARLY THREE decades ago Massachusetts abolished the death penalty. The Commonwealth did not rush to judgment. For more than 300 years the state executed men and women convicted of murder. All the while, however, good people differed about the ultimate penalty. Lawyers and jurists worried that their commitment to due process and capital punishment could not coexist, clergymen preached conflicting ... (Full article: 714 words)

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