Moratorium On N.C. Executions Dead For This Year

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http://newsobserver.com/news/story/2679804p-2484828c.html Advocates of a moratorium on executions in North Carolina have conceded that they don't have the votes to pass it and said they might wait until next year to try, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. The measure passed the state Senate but faces long odds in the House of Representatives, where only about 50 out of 120 members seem to be for it as the session winds down, said Rep. Paul Luebke, a Durham Democrat and the moratorium bill . . .

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