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[Pages 281-354]
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Introduction
I.  The First Phase: From Obscurity in 1928 to Partial
Victory in 1951

    A.  The Sara Ehrmann Story
    B.  Ehrmann and MCADP: The Beginnings of a Strategy
        1.  The First Prong: Persuading the Legislature
        2.  The Second Prong: Using Cases to Highlight the Death Penalty’s Fallibility
        3.  The Third Prong: MCADP Forges Ahead to the Governor’s Office
II.  The Middle Phase: Abolitionists Stand Firm in the
1950s and Early 1960s

    A.  Kenneth Chapin Tests the Commonwealth
    B.  A Commission’s Conclusion: More Legal and Social Harm Than Good
    C.  On the Brink of Abolition
    D.  Charles Tracy Challenges Governor Volpe’s Resolve
    E. New Voices and a March Towards Court
III.  The Final Phase: Victory in the Massachusetts Courts
    A.  Setting the Stage in the SJC
    B. Robert O’Neal’s Ground-Breaking Case
    C.  The SJC Drives the Final Nail
Conclusion