Great celebration of Nebraska legislature overriding the governor's veto and abolishing the death penalty.
But also shame that the U.S. is so far behind other civilized nations on this issue - - far behind all nations in fact. Other countries, according to the BBC, are getting rid of the death penalty. But not the U.S.
Co-author Julie got a note from her friend Joe Engle, who has spent his life trying to end the death penalty, on the good news about Nebraska.
Joe Engle, who was nominated for a Nobel prize twice for his work against the death penalty, with our son Willie last month at the Revisiting Justice conference in Nashville.