The governor, backed by the NAACP, is pushing to end capital punishment in Maryland. The legislation cleared what was believed to be its steepest hurdle when it was approved by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. There's been a de facto moratorium on executions since a 2006 court ruling overturned the state's rules for carrying them out. Five people are on death row.
Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun
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