Cuccinelli - Death Penalty Bill Opposed
From the WAPO:
RICHMOND, Feb. 24 -- The General Assembly once again passed a bill that would eliminate the triggerman rule, making criminals who participate in a murder eligible for the death penalty even if they didn't actually commit the killing.
And once again the governor has pledged to veto it.
But the vote on Tuesday has cast a spotlight on an unlikely opponent of expanding the use of the death penalty: Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II, a conservative law-and-order Republican from Fairfax County who hopes to become attorney general..............But Cuccinelli was the only Republican senator to vote against eliminating the triggerman rule.
This is very troubling to me because Cooch wants to be AG. The Virginia Sheriffs Association, the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys, Virginia's Crime Commission, the Attorney General's Office, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling all supported this repeal. I guess a patent attorney thinks he is smarter than those supporters listed above.
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