Until a month ago, Chicago lawyer and best-selling author Scott Turow chalked up the chatter about repealing Illinois’ death penalty to “the eternal optimism of the abolitionists that they were ‘close.’ ”
Then a legislator asked Turow, a partner at SNR Denton and a death penalty critic himself, to call other lawmakers. “In one of those conversations, I realized this actually might occur,” Turow said.
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