“The intent of this legislation is simple – those who take a life should quickly lose their own lives. Death row inmates in Alabama serve roughly 14 years before their sentence is carried out, but I believe justice should be swift, not stagnant. This bill was specifically designed to survive any constitutional challenges filed by criminal defense lawyers representing murderers. By passing this legislation, we can bring faster justice to murder victims and the families they leave behind while also protecting all of the constitutional rights guaranteed to the convicted.”