Bar News - January 15, 2010
Judge Walter Murphy Chairs Death Penalty Study Group
Retired Superior Court Chief Justice Walter L. Murphy has been named chair of a 22-member legislative commission to study the Death Penalty in NH.
|Walter L. Murphy
The commission has begun monthly meetings and will be holding public hearings to gather information regarding its charge which includes whether the current Capital Murder Statute should be expanded, refined or eliminated, in whole or in part. The commission is to submit its report, including any proposed legislation, by December 1, 2010.
Once finalized, its schedule of meetings and hearings will be available on the Commission website. Search for "NH General Court, Statutory and Study Committees, HB 520."