"Lawmakers debate Rauner’s death penalty idea, accuse each side of playing politics"

"Democratic state Rep. Kelly Cassidy said the issue being brought up in the first place smacks of politics, especially when supporters say the burden of proof – which in Rauner's amendatory veto he made "beyond any doubt" instead of the standard "beyond reasonable doubt" – could be unattainable."

Source: Illinois News Network

Jonathan Pearl