Yesterday, legislators in New Jersey vote to abolish capital punishment. The governor has said he will sign the legislation within a week. New Jersey becomes the first jurisdiction in the United States to abolish capital punishment in more than forty years. This is further evidence of the international trend, evidence of a trend within the United States, and another small but meaningful step towards universal abolition: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071213/ap_on_re_us/death_penalty_new_jersey
Thanks to Megan Fairlie for sending this one.