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NACDL letter of opposition to Virginia Governor Terence R. McAuliffe regarding HB 815, which would make the electric chair the default method of execution if lethal injection drugs are not available in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
NACDL letter to Maryland Senate and House of Delegate members in support of SB 276/HB 295, legislation to repeal the death penalty.
NACDL President Lawrence Goldman's letter to House Judiciary Committee chair Representative Jim Sensenbrenner regarding the Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (H.R. 912).
Letter to the Nevada state Assembly Judiciary Committee regarding a proposal to abolish the death penalty statewide, as addressed in AB 395 (2021).
Letter with the National Association of Federal Defenders to members of the House regarding concerns for cases in tribal courts as addressed in the proposed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 4970).
Professor Speedy Rice's testimony on behalf of NACDL to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights regarding the disparities and inhumanity of the death penalty, especially in the United States.
Southern Center for Human Rights Director Stephen Bright’s written statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the Innocence Protection Act of 2001 (H.R. 912).
NACDL President Irwin Schwartz's written statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding abolishing the death penalty and crucial steps to take to avoid the risk of executing the innocent.
NACDL letter of support to New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen for HB 1170, an act to repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire.
NACDL letter of support to New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley for HB 1170, an act to repeal the death penalty in New Hampshire.
NACDL letter to Senator Michael Miller in support of legislation to repeal the death penalty in Maryland.
NACDL Letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, urging the Governor to veto House Bill 11 that would amend Utah's death penalty statute to reinstate executions by firing squad.
Maryland's Death Penalty: Still Here, Still Unfair. More Arbitrary and Costly.
NACDL letter to Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley in support of legislation to repeal the death penalty.
NACDL letter of support to members of the Delaware House of Representatives regarding SB 19, legislation to repeal the death penalty.