We will hear more at his 3pm press conference — where we understand Nebraska law enforcement officials along with County Attorneys will make an appearance (though this has not been re-confirmed at this time).
But what IS making the rounds is that if the override succeeds, you will very, very likey see an initiative petition on this issue in 2016.
In order to make that work, you need an organization and…cash. And it looks like those who support the Death Penalty would have both.
And then you can also thank Dave Domina for the ability to make the petition process easier. Domina was the one who sued Secretary of State John Gale to make the process easier by not requiring a certain percentage of signatures per county.
to place an initiative or referendum on the ballot by petition, circulators will need only obtain signatures from an overall percentage of the state’s voters: 5 percent for a referendum to repeal a law, 7 percent for an initiative to propose a law and 10 percent for a constitutional amendment.
If the Death Penalty gets reinstated after the repeal, you will be able to thank Attorney Domina (who at the time was likely only thinking about minimum wages and Medicare expansion…).
More on this, very possibly, in the near future.
FWIW, there is also a rumor that a pro-Death-Penalty-Repeal Senator up for re-election in 2016 likely has a formindable opponent lined up.
And that opponent would be AGAINST the repeal.
And would likely have some (ahem) organization cash behind him.
Ah, but just a rumor at this point. Leavenworth St. will keep ya updated.