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Protesters calling for an end to the death penalty unfurl a banner in late March outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. While much of the focus in the ongoing fight to abolish capital punishment in the United States has been on the Supreme Court, state legislatures, governors and juries, the head of the Death Penalty Information Center suggested that county prosecutors may be key. (CNS/Jason Reed, Reuters)