By Brian Lazenby
The American Bar Association is seeking a moratorium on the death penalty in states that do not meet all of the association’s 79 standards to ensure fairness in capital cases.
Tommy Wells, the immediate past president of the ABA’s House of Delegates who is expected to be the association’s next president, said it is doubtful that any states with the death penalty meet the requirements.
“The ABA takes no position one way or other on the issue of capital punishment, but we do take a position on the process,” he said. “I don’t think any states meet all 79. I know the federal government doesn’t.”
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