Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away

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Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away

In this Aug. 19, 2016, photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in Pojoaque, N.M. There have been just two executions since May 1. And the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. The reduction in executions and in the number of states enforcing death sentences led Ginsburg to conclude recently, “I think the death penalty is fading away.”

Execution drop makes some think death penalty is fading away

In this Aug. 19, 2016, photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks in Pojoaque, N.M. There have been just two executions since May 1. And the total for 2016 probably will hit a 25-year low. The reduction in executions and in the number of states enforcing death sentences led Ginsburg to conclude recently, “I think the death penalty is fading away.”
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