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A Push for Transparency

Nebraska is no stranger to efforts to increase transparency surrounding the death penalty. Most recently, both the drugs involved and the actual execution of Carey Dean Moore were shrouded in secrecy. Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty firmly agrees with Senator Patty Pansing Brooks that while the death penalty remains part of Nebraska law, the process must be open. When it comes to the state ending a life, privacy is not an option. To allow the state’s surreptitious behavior to go unchecked is to further deny Nebraskans the Eight Amendment’s guarantee that neither cruel nor unusual punishments shall be inflicted. After Moore’s execution, Pansing Brooks promised to introduce le

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