The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board has again endorsed a moratorium on executions only days before the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment is scheduled to hear testimony on Rep Dutton’s HB 913, which would enact a two-year moratorium and create a study commission. The hearing is Thursday, April 2, at 8 AM in room E2.016 in the Capitol in Austin.
From Friday’s Dallas Morning News Editorial Page:
Texas, the nation’s leading execution state, also leads the nation in number of DNA exonerations. That ought to chill to the bone, so much so that lawmakers get behind legislation for a hiatus in Huntsville’s death chamber until the entire capital punishment system can be dissected.