Nebraska Legislature, in Bipartisan Vote, Bans Death Penalty – Governor Promises Veto

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
May 21 2015

New York Times

Nebraska Legislature, in Bipartisan Vote, Bans Death Penalty (“The Nebraska Legislature on Wednesday voted, 32 to 15, to abolish the death penalty, setting up a final showdown between a bipartisan coalition that supported the bill and the Republican governor, who has promised to veto it. No conservative state has banned the death penalty since North Dakota did so in 1973. If the bill is vetoed by Nebraska‚Äôs Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, a vote to override his veto could come as soon as Tuesday. Thirty votes are required to override.”)