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Maryland’s Attorney General Wants to Reverse an Inmate’s Death Sentence

Jody Lee Miles
Jody Lee Miles

In a move that could empty Maryland’s death row, Attorney General Doug Gansler filed a motion change a death row inmate’s sentence to life without parole.

More Than 4 out of 5 Marylanders Support O’Malley’s Gun Control Plan



According to a new poll conducted by Goucher College (and cited at Maryland Reporter), more than 80 percent of Marylanders support the essence of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control proposals, which call for more rigmarole for those seeking handgun licenses, including fingerprinting.

Death Penalty Repeal Opponents Plan to Put Up Fight



Courtesy Citybizlist – One week after the Maryland Senate passed a bill to repeal the state’s death penalty, the House of Delegates is poised to do the same.

But in spite of the expected success of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill to abolish capital punishment, there are Republicans and Democrats in the House still arguing that Maryland should be able to sentence to death the worst of the worst, such as people who enter schools and murder children and teachers.

A number of them intend to offer amendments to that effect starting Wednesday.