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Pennsylvania high court passes on death penalty review

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined a special petition to review the constitutionality of the death penalty but says it will still consider the fairness of individual cases.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Updated: September 11, 2019 | 4:38 pm

Pennsylvania high court asked to throw out death penalty

Only three people have been executed in Pennsylvania since capital punishment was reinstated in 1978, the last of them in 1999. Meanwhile, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf put a moratorium on executions when he took office in 2015.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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Pa.’s death penalty opposition gets a bipartisan push

"There's no study that shows a death penalty is a deterrent. There's no study that shows the death penalty is without flaw."
By Katie Meyer