Friday, February 13, 2009

Some Lawyerly Thoughts On SB 13

Senate Bill 13 allows prosecutors to offer life without parole pleas prior to a death penalty case. Despite the screeches of the blood thirsty, this bill is not an effort to kill the death penalty, but merely gives the state more flexability in dealing with the most difficult cases. It passed the Senate unanimously.

I mentioned in Gonzo Lawmakers: Day 17 that the Griftdrift Lawyer Caucus was reserving judgment on the bill, but prominent member Jen. B has stepped forward with her analysis. Bottom line, she think's it's okay.

Read her full thoughts here.

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