"Convention of States" organization ramps up for South Dakota state legislative session
Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 8:16 AM EST
The "Convention of States" organization says that they intend to return to the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre during the 2023 state legislative session, with the hopes of passing a resolution to support a national Convention of States. Previous efforts to pass the resolution in South Dakota have come up short, as recently as last year.
This story from the WKYT Archives originally aired on September 10, 2007. Reporter Mark Kennedy interviewed convicted killer and death row inmate Ralph Baze, 15 days before Baze was scheduled to be executed. The looming execution was later stayed, and Baze is still on death row as Kentucky works out legal challenges to its protocols. Baze, now 67, was convicted in 1994 for shooting and killing Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe in the line of duty on January 30, 1992.