Posted On: March 3, 2009 by Ronald V. Miller, Jr.

Death Penalty Vote in Maryland Senate

The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Senate has voted to vote (I know that sounds strange) on a death penalty repeal bill after Mike Miller employed a rarely used legislative maneuver to consider legislation even after it failed to pass a Senate committee.

Mike Miller did the right thing. Regardless of where you stand on the death penalty, it deserves a vote as opposed to getting killed in committee. It is also hard not to respect Governor O'Malley on this issue. This is not a political winner for him - the Governor is doing what he thinks is right. Regardless of your position, you cannot ask for more than that.