death penalty http://nhpr.org en Amid A Changing Debate, New Hampshire Lawmakers Keep Death Penalty In 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/amid-changing-debate-new-hampshire-lawmakers-keep-death-penalty-2014 <p><em>This week All Things Considered is looking at the key bills at the statehouse this year – which passed, which didn’t, and why.</em></p><p>Proponents of repealing New Hampshire's death penalty law had new allies this year, including Governor Maggie Hassan, who promised to sign a repeal measure as long as it didn't affect the sentence of Michael Addison, the state's lone death row inmate.</p><p>The State House approved a repeal measure, but the Senate deadlocked 12-12 over the bill and ultimately laid it on the table.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:56:42 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 49786 at http://nhpr.org Senate Rejects Second Bid At Repealing N.H.'s Death Penalty http://nhpr.org/post/senate-rejects-second-bid-repealing-nhs-death-penalty <p>The state Senate has again rejected a proposal to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 15:00:26 +0000 Michael Brindley 48958 at http://nhpr.org Senate Rejects Second Bid At Repealing N.H.'s Death Penalty Despite Loss Of Key Supporter, N.H. Senate Takes Second Vote On Death Penalty Repeal http://nhpr.org/post/despite-loss-key-supporter-nh-senate-takes-second-vote-death-penalty-repeal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Senate is voting for the second time whether to repeal New Hampshire's death penalty, but the loss of a key supporter may doom the bill.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Bob Odell, who had voted for repeal, says he won't vote to take up the issue again.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:08:03 +0000 Associated Press 48945 at http://nhpr.org Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone http://nhpr.org/post/statehouse-updates-nh-death-penalty-repeal-abortion-buffer-zone <p></p><p><strong>N.H.'s Death Penalty Faces a Last Repeal Attempt for the Year</strong></p><p>Although the matter seemed settled for the year after the State Senate tabled a repeal bill, longtime opponents of capital punishment in the House are making one last attempt.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 13:00:40 +0000 The Exchange 48624 at http://nhpr.org Statehouse Updates: N.H. Death Penalty Repeal & Abortion Buffer Zone N.H. House Tries Again For Death Penalty Repeal, Loses Senate Supporter http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-tries-again-death-penalty-repeal-loses-senate-supporter <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire's House has twice passed legislation to repeal the death penalty with the governor's blessing, but the second attempt has cost them a key supporter in the Senate. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Republican Sen. Bob Odell, who voted for repeal, said Friday that he won't vote to take up the issue again. &nbsp;</div><div>The first bill stalled in the Senate on a 12-12 vote last month, but supporters may have overplayed their hand by sending a second bill to the Senate for a vote Thursday. Sun, 18 May 2014 19:23:14 +0000 Associated Press 48703 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Tries Again For Death Penalty Repeal, Loses Senate Supporter House Approves Second Attempt At Repealing N.H.'s Death Penalty http://nhpr.org/post/house-approves-second-attempt-repealing-nhs-death-penalty <p></p><p>For the second time this year, House lawmakers have sent a proposal to repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty to the state Senate.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:36:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 48493 at http://nhpr.org House Approves Second Attempt At Repealing N.H.'s Death Penalty N.H. House Voting Again On Bid To Repeal Death Penalty http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-voting-again-bid-repeal-death-penalty <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A month after the Senate voted to leave New Hampshire's death penalty on the books, the House plans to vote again on whether to repeal capital punishment.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:58:45 +0000 Associated Press 48322 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Voting Again On Bid To Repeal Death Penalty On The Political Front For April 21 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-april-21 <p></p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the fallout from last week's Senate vote on the death penalty repeal.</p><p>They also talk about Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein's&nbsp;stance on political issues and what's coming up at the Statehouse this week.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:01:25 +0000 Josh Rogers 47105 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For April 21 12-12 Senate Deadlock Preserves Death Penalty http://nhpr.org/post/12-12-senate-deadlock-preserves-death-penalty <p>Michael Briggs, the Manchester Police officer shot in the line of duty in 2006, and his killer, Michael Addison, who now sits on death row, both loomed large in the debate.</p><p></p><p>An indication of how large could be seen in the front row of the senate gallery.</p><p>That’s where Manchester police officials, including the chief and he lead investigator of the Briggs muder stood in full uniform the whole time. 15 feet down in the senate floor Michael Briggs name came up almost immediately – by people on both sides of the issue.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:49:43 +0000 Josh Rogers 46967 at http://nhpr.org 12-12 Senate Deadlock Preserves Death Penalty N.H. Senate Votes To Leave Death Penalty Intact http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-votes-leave-death-penalty-intact <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's Senate has voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:31 +0000 Associated Press 46929 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senate Votes To Leave Death Penalty Intact Death Penalty Repeal To Be Decided By N.H. Senate http://nhpr.org/post/death-penalty-repeal-be-decided-nh-senate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An intense campaign to repeal New Hampshire's death penalty comes down to the wire with a vote by the full Senate.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The House last month voted in favor of repeal 225-104. Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would sign the measure into law.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:33:30 +0000 Associated Press 46919 at http://nhpr.org Death Penalty Repeal To Be Decided By N.H. Senate As Senate Takes Up Death Penalty, Committee Vote Could Be Key http://nhpr.org/post/senate-takes-death-penalty-committee-vote-could-be-key <p></p><p>Senate lawmakers are set to take up a bill this week that would repeal the state’s death penalty.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:29:51 +0000 Michael Brindley & Josh Rogers 46717 at http://nhpr.org As Senate Takes Up Death Penalty, Committee Vote Could Be Key Committee Backs Death Penalty Repeal On Revote http://nhpr.org/post/committee-backs-death-penalty-repeal-revote <p>The 3-2 margin came two days after an initial vote ended in a tie</p><p></p><p>The revote was requested by&nbsp; Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester).</p><p>Soucy's district was where N.H.’s lone death row inmate, Michael Addison, committed the crime that persuaded a jury to sentence him to death -- the 2006 shooting of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs.</p><p>Soucy says given that, and the importance of the issue, she didn’t want to give the impression she might have been dodging it.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:47:34 +0000 Josh Rogers 46547 at http://nhpr.org Committee Backs Death Penalty Repeal On Revote Former Chief Justice Says N.H. Should Repeal Death Penalty http://nhpr.org/post/former-chief-justice-says-nh-should-repeal-death-penalty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Supreme Court Chief Justice and current UNH Law School Dean, John Broderick told lawmakers that &nbsp;NH is better than countries like Iran, Iraq, North Korea, where the death penalty is used.</span></p><p></p><p>Broderick said anyone who's spent time in a prison knows it's a hopeless and demeaning place, and asked lawmakers to consider what it would be like to by laying on a gurney,&nbsp; a lethal injection headed your way, knowing you were innocent.</p><p>Broderick stressed mistakes can happen.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:17:51 +0000 Josh Rogers 46158 at http://nhpr.org Former Chief Justice Says N.H. Should Repeal Death Penalty N.H. Corrections Chief: Preparations For Addison Execution Underway http://nhpr.org/post/nh-corrections-chief-preparations-addison-execution-underway <p></p><p>The state’s Corrections Commissioner says his department is preparing to carry out the state’s first execution in more than 70 years.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:18:10 +0000 Michael Brindley 46133 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Corrections Chief: Preparations For Addison Execution Underway