Caving to pressure from US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Governor Jay Inslee is urging legislators to amend Washington state's teacher and principal evaluation rules to take into account student test scores. At risk is a waiver that...Show More Summary
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington became the fifth U.S. state to offer college financial aid to students brought into the country illegally as children, as Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation on Wednesday to make them eligible fo...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee seeks to keep waiver from No Child Left Behind law The Oregonian: Jay Inslee says he had a productive meeting with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Sunday to discuss options to preserve the state's waiver from provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. Show More Summary
Governor Jay Inslee recently suspended capital punishment in his (and my) home state of Washington. In a news conference, he stated, "The use of the death penalty in this state is unequally applied, sometimes dependent on the budgetShow More Summary
Scott Bland draws a parallel: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to suspend the state’s death penalty Tuesday fits into a national trend. Eight states in the past decade have rolled back the death penalty, an accelerated pace mimicking the rapidly changing public opinion surrounding same-sex marriage that started at the same time. Public opinion over […]
On Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced a moratorium on capital punishment in the state, saying that after months of deliberation, he had concluded the punishment was too fraught with legal and ethical qualms to be meted out any longer. Show More Summary
The death penalty is a legal form of punishment in the state of Washington. However, Governor Jay Inslee has halted all executions. Inslee announced that he will not allow any further executions while he is in office. Although his decision can be reversed by the state’s next governor, Inslee has the power to halt capital... Show More Summary
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has placed a moratorium on executions in the Pacific Northwest state. Inslee’s decision follows similar moves by the governor of Maryland, which has since ended capital punishment, and Governor John Kitzhaber, Inslee’s neighboring governor to the south in Oregon where a moratorium has been in effect since 2011. Governor Inslee’s [...]
"In death penalty cases, I’m not convinced equal justice is being served," Gov. Jay Inslee said. The post Washington Governor Suspends Death Penalty, Citing ‘Too Many Flaws In The System’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that his administration would issue a reprieve on all death sentences. Photo by Flickr user Shawn Murphy The death penalty will be suspended in Washington state for at least the next three years,...Show More Summary
Shutterstock Saying, “I’m not convinced equal justice is being served,” Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced that there would be no executions in the state of Washington while he holds office. According to the Seattle Times and the state’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, the governor has numerous options in this area. Show More Summary
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee declared a moratorium on Tuesday on carrying out the death penalty in his Pacific Northwest state, citing concerns about unequal application of justice in determining who is executed....
Governor Jay Inslee of Washington issued a reprieve to all death row prisoners in the state, suspending the use of the death penalty. Inslee says that the use of the death penalty is inconsistent and unequal. "Equal justice under the law is the state's primary responsibility," the governor said in a written statement. Show More Summary
Washington Governor Jay Inslee today suspended the use of the death penalty in the state for the duration of his term. "There have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment, there are too many flaws in this system today," Inslee said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Washington state will impose a moratorium on executions, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday, citing concerns that use of the death penalty is "inconsistent and unequal."
The criminal justice system in this country is not flawless enough for capital punishment.
Citing “too many doubts” on the morals and “too many flaws” in the system, Inslee defends suspending capital punishment
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee suspended use of the death penalty in his state on Tuesday, calling it an inconsistent and unequal method of punishment. Inslee said he deliberated for months before coming to his decision, meeting with the families of victims, as well as prosecutors and law enforcement, the Associated Press reports. Show More Summary
Gov. Jay Inslee today brought the use of the death penalty to a screeching halt in Washington state, declaring a moratorium on a system he says has "too many flaws" and pushing his state to "join a growing national conversation" about capital punishment. "There is too much at stake to...