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February 14, 2007

Report your (tentative) white-paper official here

In this post, I provided some ideas as you consider options for which official your white paper will address.  Now it is time to set out your (tentative) choice in the comments (though Larysa here has already got us off to a thoughtful start). 

As before, you are welcome to explain the reasons for your choice, but it is sufficient if you just state your chosen official.  Thanks.

NOTE:  You are not forever committed to your indicated selection.  That's why I keep saying "tentative" in all these posts.  As you begin your research and writing, you are free to change jurisdictions and/or officials.  Remember that, as detailed here, everyone will be expected to submit a white paper outline (of at least two pages) by March 14.  The development of this outline is when your tentative choices ought to become firm.

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My Official: The House and Senate Members of Maryland's General Assembly. I am attempting to identify which committes of Md.'s House and Senate will consider this issue. If I'm able to identify the two specific committees, I may narrow my "official" to those committees only. Overall, I'm still debating narrowing my "official"-scope since repealing the death penalty in Md. will require a vote by the entire General Assembly.

Posted by: Jeff M. | Feb 14, 2007 3:59:48 PM

Governor Matt Blunt of Missouri.

Posted by: Alex | Feb 14, 2007 4:23:15 PM

Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Kristin | Feb 14, 2007 4:41:03 PM

U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.

Posted by: Kacey | Feb 14, 2007 4:51:28 PM

Sen. Barack Obama (IL)

Posted by: Caitlin C | Feb 14, 2007 4:59:02 PM

Tentatively N.Y. Governor Eliot Spitzer

Posted by: Ben D | Feb 14, 2007 5:18:57 PM

State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby

Posted by: Jordan W | Feb 14, 2007 6:22:53 PM

Oklahoma State Senator Constance N. Johnson

Posted by: Tiffany L. | Feb 14, 2007 6:36:53 PM

Tenatively Tennessee State Senator Doug Jackson

Posted by: Brett T. | Feb 14, 2007 7:19:59 PM

Tentatively Florida governor Charlie Crist.

Posted by: Mags | Feb 15, 2007 9:27:54 AM

AZ governor Janet Napolitano

Posted by: Kelly | Feb 15, 2007 9:50:26 AM

Texas House of Representatives member Aaron Pena, Chair of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee

Posted by: Katherine L | Feb 15, 2007 10:25:51 AM

I will likely write to the office of Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Posted by: Kurt | Feb 15, 2007 10:35:22 AM

Well, considering I am doing Iran, I guess the most logical choice would be the president/dictator...

Posted by: Shoshana | Feb 15, 2007 10:57:30 AM

Someone at the US Sentencing Commission. Not sure yet.

Posted by: Janean | Feb 15, 2007 2:01:06 PM

I think I am going to change my jurisdiction to Wisconsin and write to Governor Doyle.

Posted by: Caitlin D | Feb 16, 2007 11:41:13 AM

I think I am going to change my jurisdiction to Wisconsin and write to Governor Doyle.

Posted by: Caitlin D | Feb 16, 2007 11:41:15 AM

Chief of state of Belarus: President Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Posted by: Andrea E | Feb 16, 2007 11:53:57 AM

I think I am going to write to former Gov. of Texas, George W. Bush, addressing why clemency should have been granted for Karla Faye Tucker.

Posted by: Nichelle Pate | Feb 20, 2007 2:52:24 PM

Army Judge Advocate General, Major General Scott C. Black

Posted by: Jim | Feb 20, 2007 11:00:49 PM

oops, wrong place, The Governator of California, or possibly someone lower who might better be influenced as to why they have a huge death row population and such a small numbers of executions, seems like a lottery to get executed.

Posted by: Crunk | Feb 21, 2007 1:19:44 PM

I am going to write to the Leader of the Opposition Party of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad Bissessar

Posted by: Stephanie F. | Feb 22, 2007 10:10:16 AM

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