MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- An effort to shorten the appeal time in death penalty cases is hitting the fast track in the Alabama Legislature.
The bill seeks to reduce the time between sentencing and execution by streamlining the appeals process. The House and Senate Judiciary Committees have scheduled a joint public hearing for Tuesday. Votes are expected as soon as Wednesday.
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