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Disinformation Strikes Again

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Yesterday, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson signed the bill to sacrifice the lives of the innocent to save the guilty. That is not a great surprise.  The oddest thing about his announcement, though, was that he cited the discredited "innocence list," saying that 130 people had been "exonerated." AP story by Deborah Baker is here. This fraudulent statistic continues to be cited by people with decision-making authority despite Ward Campbell's excellent work debunking it.

Doug Berman has this post on the unusual nonretroactivity provision of the law. There are two murderers presently on Nuevo Mexico's death row.

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