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Rewriting the dealth penalty in America

The man who wrote the California death penalty now wants to repeal it. And Connecticut lawmakers just passed a measure to nix it in that state.

The man who wrote the California death penalty now wants to repeal it. And Connecticut lawmakers just passed a measure to nix it in that state. It's not just for moral or ethical reasons. It's a budget killer for states.

In the Rewrite, msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell explained how capital punishment is being rewritten from coast to coast.