Georiga Plans to Execute Warren Hill Tonight, Despite Intellectual Disability

Tonight, at 7pm, Georgia plans on executing an intellectually disabled man. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled in Atkins v. Virginia that the execution of people with intellectual disabilities violates the 8th Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.  Yet tonight, nearly a decade after this ruling, Georgia is planning to execute Warren Hill, a […]

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ACLU: A Nun and a Movie Star Walk Into a Bar…

This is a post from the ACLU blog, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dead Man Walking. Read the original post here. —- A Nun and a Movie Star Walk Into a Bar… By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project Okay, it was a restaurant, in New Orleans, where Sister Helen Prejean ate crawfish with Susan Sarandon […]

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Who is Delaware Repeal?

The Delaware Repeal Project is a broad and diverse coalition of Delawareans committed to repealing the death penalty. With such widespread support for death penalty repeal, we believe that Senate Bill 19 deserves a vote by the full House of Representatives.  Contact your rep today, urging them to support repeal.      

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Death Penalty Repeal Bill Officially passed in Maryland!

It’s official! Today, Governor Martin O’Malley signed Maryland’s death penalty repeal bill into law.  This makes Maryland the 18th state to repeal the death penalty. The momentum that we have seen in support of abolition, not only in Maryland but across the entire country, reflects the changing public opinion towards the death penalty.  We know […]

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What’s Next for SB 19 after the House Committee Hearings?

The House Judiciary Committee reconvened yesterday and voted to table Senate Bill 19. So what does this mean for death penalty repeal? Tabling the bill will allow the committee more time to get the signatures needed to release it from committee.  We need 6 votes to move out of committee, and we currently have 5.  […]

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A Student’s Testimony

On April 24th, House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 19 to repeal the death penalty. One of our favorite testimonies was from Mary Crowley, DE Repeal’s own intern and the president of University of Delaware’s College Democrats. We are so proud of the students that have gotten involved in this movement.  We wanted […]

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Update on SB 19

On April 24th, nearly 100 supporters of death penalty repeal gathered together at Legislative Hall in support of Senate Bill 19.  Speakers from across the state addressed the House Judiciary Committee, expressing their support for repeal. After 2 hours of moving testimony from murder victims’ family members, religious leaders, students, and community leaders, the House […]

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Contact the House Judiciary Committee

On April 24th, The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 19.  Right now, making sure we pass the House Committee is our most important priority. Please take a second to contact the Judiciary Committee. Even if they aren’t your Representatives directly, each member needs to be contacted by you, our supporters. […]

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What’s Next: Rally and House Committee Hearing!

On April 24th, The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on SB 19, the bill to repeal the death penalty.  Because of overwhelming constituent support, SB 19 has already passed in the Senate.  Now is the time to ensure it passes in the House and that the death penalty is finally abolished […]

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SB 19 Passed the Senate!!!

Senate Bill 19 passed the Delaware Senate! Thanks to all of your emails, phone calls, letters, and meetings, the Delaware Senate passed The Death Penalty Repeal Bill 11 to 10!! In the coming weeks, the Death Penalty Repeal Bill will move over to the House of Representatives for a vote.  We will again have to […]

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