Executions in the U.S. top 1,000 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. At the same time, public support for the death penalty has dropped and high-profile clemency petitions land governors and their decisions in the news.

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  • Peter Slevin national reporter for the Washington Post, based in Chicago
  • Diann Rust-Tierney Executive Director, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
  • Joshua Marquis District Attorney, Astoria Oregon also serves as a VP, National District Attorneys Association

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