NCR Today: Anti-death penalty activists in Oklahoma and Georgia welcomed Pope Francis’ direct intervention in executions in their states, though they have feelings of both sorrow and hope.
Pope Francis told a joint meeting of Congress he backs efforts to abolish the death penalty. His U.S. nuncio sent letters to appeal on his behalf to commute sentences.
The drive to repeal the law that abolished the death penalty Nebraska was costly. Nebraskans for the Death Penalty spent more than $900,000 to get the issue on the ballot.
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NCR Today: Pope Francis has asked the state not to execute Kelly Gissendaner, who was put on death row for the 1997 killing of her husband.
NCR Today: The referendum to repeal a law that abolished the death penalty in Nebraska has passed and will be on the ballot during the general election Nov. 8, 2016.
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A referendum to repeal a law that abolished the death penalty in Nebraska has been filed. The Nebraskans for the Death Penalty collected 166,692 petition signatures, were delivered Aug. 26.
The battle over the death penalty wages on in Nebraska. In the end of May, Nebraska became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty.