February 10, 2023
Daily Kos: A Critical Step for President Biden in Restoring the Soul of the Nation
As ACS President Russ Feingold writes in Daily Kos, President Biden has made "restoring the soul of our nation" a cornerstone of his presidency. Commuting federal death row could be a defining feature of the President's legacy or it can be an obvious missed opportunity. Feingold writes:
"President Biden cannot stop execution sprees by the state, nor can he singlehandedly abolish the death penalty at the federal level. What he can do – singlehandedly – is commute federal death row. He can prevent another federal execution spree and send a clear message to the states and to the world that the United States is moving towards abolition and away from authoritarianism."