Issues: Death Penalty Abolition
Position in Brief
The League supports abolition of the death penalty in Illinois because it does not function as an appropriate punishment for the following reasons:
Further Discussion of these Arguments
Governor Pat Quinn signed SB3539 on March 9, 2011, creating Public Act 096-1543 which abolished the death penalty effective July 1, 2011. Because opponents of this action are seeking reinstatement of the death penalty, ongoing vigilance is required, and the Illinois League will continue its membership in the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Timely information about death penalty activity can be found at www.icadp.org.