Hey people: You aren’t actually reading the post, just the headline. (Probably my fault for getting too cute.) Here’s the gist: lots of folks want to sue to overturn the death penalty in Georgia. While the Speaker (and to some degree me) see this as a judicial fight to take lots more money for indigent defense, by bringing up impeachment, hearings, etc. the Speaker is really setting us up for a lawsuit to throw out the death penalty because the state won’t adequately fund indigent defendants charged with murder.
Now, continue reading . . .
Glenn Richardson went on record last night at a fundraiser declaring that he and the Republicans in the General Assembly would abolish the death penalty in Georgia. You can read it for yourself here, but here is the relevant passage:
The judge in the Brian Nichols case may have more than just angry words coming his way from the Georgia Legislature if we are correctly reading between the lines of a comment made last night by House Speaker Glenn Richardson.
During a fundraiser at the Cobb Energy Center, Richardson announced to the crowd of something over 200 people that he