[JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] signed Senate Bill 3539 [text] on Wednesday, absolishing the death penalty [JURIST news archive] in Illinois. Two months after the Illinois Senate [official website] approved the bill [JURIST report], Quinn signed the bill into law. Justifying his decision in a statement [press release], Quinn said:Since our experience has shown that there is no way to design a perfect death penalty system, free from the numerous flaws that can lead to wrongful convictions…

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