U.S. Washington State rejects "unconstitutional" death penalty law
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme Court of the U.S. western state of Washington Thursday struck down "unconstitutional" death penalty laws for the third time, making Washington the 20th U.S. state that has banned death penalty.
"The death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," the court said in a ruling, adding it "fails to serve any legitimate penological goals."
The ruling came in the case of the black man Allen Eugene Gregory, who wa ...