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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.