Nebraska Fails to Overturn Death Penalty

The legislature of the state of the Nebraska failed to move forward a piece of legislation that would have replaced the states death penalty with life in prison. The legislation was in response to the Nebraska Supreme Court's ruling that the electric chair violated the Nebraska State constitution prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

The U.S. Supreme Court will be deciding soon on the constitutionality of the method of the day, lethal injection.

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