Wednesday, January 19, 2005

More on the Kansas Death Penalty

Kansas City Star: DA urges delay on death penalty; chairman says concerns 'baloney':

Sedgwick County's top prosecutor wants legislators to delay reviving the state's death penalty law, but a key senator dismissed her concerns Wednesday as “baloney.”

I blogged this situation when it started. If they change the law, it weakens the hand of the Attorney General on appeal. The six people on death row will get the hard 40. Sources in the article suggest that the Supreme Court is unlikely to take the case, although the initial sense was that they would.

It's always nice to see an established conservative politician butting heads with an up and coming conservative politician. Someone will win, but someone will have their career derailed.