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NAACP CEO Meets With O'Malley on Death Penalty

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- NAACP President Benjamin Jealous says he is hopeful the votes will be there to repeal capital punishment in Maryland in the next legislative session.

Jealous met with Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday for about 45 minutes in the Maryland State House in Annapolis to discuss the issue.

O'Malley, a Democrat who opposes capital punishment, pushed for repeal in 2009. However, full repeal stalled in the Senate, which opted to limit when capital cases could be sought instead of repealing the state's death penalty law.

Jealous, who is also the chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he's confident that about the chances of repeal in the Senate. The session begins in January.

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