Apparently Lawlor went under their spell, because the Judiciary Committee is poised to take up a bill doing just that. So, after more than 300 years, these people will finally get justice!
Naturally, we should all be relieved. The General Assembly is finally taking a position on witchcraft, one of today's most pressing issues.
Of course, yesterday, they were unable to pass a bill important to the living relatives of some people who actually died THIS century... specifically the Three Strikes bill. What the Judiciary Committee is apparently saying to us is that the declarartion of innocence for eleven people executed for witchcraft in a time when people believed having a bowel movement was an act of the Devil, and that evil spirits entered you when you sneezed, is important.
But creating tougher standards for rapists and murderers... that can certainly wait.