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The Death Penalty

In 2015, the Nebraska Unicameral voted to abolish the death penalty.

Those who opposed this decision organized a successful petition drive to overturn that decision. As a result, the issue will be on the November ballot for voters to resolve.

The League of Women Voters supports the abolishment of the Death Penalty and urges you vote RETAIN in November.

To help you make an informed decision, we are preparing three programs on the death penalty.

The first program is on Morality and Justice. Geri Simon interviewed Marylyn Felion, who was the spiritual advisor for the last man executed in Nebraska. Robert E. Williams died in Nebraska’s electric chair in December 1997.

In our second program,Geri Simon interviews Eric Berger. He is a law professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and national expert in lethal injection.

Bill Thornton, a pastor in Lincoln and Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at the Nebraska Christian College, is our guest on the third program. He and Geri Simon discuss what Christianity and the Bible say about the death penalty.

On September 8, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha conducted a forum on the death penalty. Brian Mastre from WOWT channel 6 moderated. The panel members were Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, Nebraska State Senators Bob Krist and Merv Riepe, and the former Gage County Attorney Randall Ritnour