Nebraska Senators and their death penalty conversions

Lindstrom, Coash, & Hilkemann

We’ve learned a lot about the death penalty in the last 35 years. Many people, however, still don’t know just how broken the policy is.

This January, 17 freshmen lawmakers embarked on their first legislative session in Nebraska. Some of them had only thought about the death penalty from a philosophical or emotional standpoint, never studying the issue as a practical, policy matter.

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