A poll conducted in January 2007 for the Coalition reveals that while Kansans often say they support the death penalty, they have concerns about its fairness and a large majority wish for a better way to stop murderers. Fifty-seven percent agreed that "the death penalty is too arbitrary because … [Read More...]
In a letter to the editor published in the July 18, 2006, issue of the Newton Kansan, Wilma Loganbill of Hesston told of her feelings on the death of her son and punishment for his killer.
"Murder leaves a multitude of emotions and pain is the worst. A pain so deep, high and wide, no words are … [Read More...]
In a narrow, 5-4 decision made public on Monday, June 26, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Kansas' death penalty law is constitutional. The ruling resulted from the case of Kansas v. Marsh. The opinion, written by Justice Thomas, says that Kansas' statute satisfies the constitutional mandates … [Read More...]
Although we are disappointed with today's decision, it is important to point out what the U.S. Supreme Court did not say. The court did not rule that the death penalty is good. It did not say that the death penalty is fair. It did not find that the death penalty saves tax dollars. It did not state … [Read More...]
The League of Women Voters of the United States has adopted an official national policy calling for abolition of the death penalty. During the organization's national convention in early June, 2006, delegates adopted a new policy stating, "The League of Women Voters of the United States supports the … [Read More...]