Issues: Death Penalty Abolition
Position in Brief
The League takes a vigilant stance against efforts to reinstate the death penalty in Illinois. The death penalty 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. LWVIL will continue to monitor any legislation to reinstate the death penalty.
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