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Governor John Carlin veto message on capital punishment bill

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Creator: Carlin, John, 1940-

Date: April 04, 1985

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Secretary of State, Legislative Documents (1985-1986), Box 10 (S.O.S. Box 0010, H.B. 2100-2219), Folder H.B. 2135

Unit ID: 211156

Summary: Governor Carlin's message to the Kansas House of Representatives vetoing H.B. 2135, a bill to reinstate capital punishment in Kansas. In 1972, the U. S. Supreme Court decision in Furman v. Georgia overturned capital punishment laws in many states, including Kansas. This was Governor Carlin's fourth and final veto of a death penalty bill during his eight year administration. Carlin explains that he opposes capital punishment because it did not meet the "standards for punishment in a civilized society." The legislature failed to override the veto. Kansas reinstituted capital punishment in 1994.

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