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The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End

Posted October 24th, 2016 at 11:02 am (UTC-4)
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For the first time in nearly half a century, less than half of Americans said they support the death penalty, according to a Pew Research poll released last month. While that proportion has been going down for years, the loss of majority support is an important marker against state-sanctioned killing.

Justice Antonin Scalia ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Supreme Court Ends the Death Penalty

Posted September 28th, 2015 at 1:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Add to that the growing revelations of prosecutorial misconduct, and the questions of constitutionality become too big for even conservatives to ignore. In fact, in recent years, conservatives have come to question the death penalty on moral as well as fiscal and good-governance grounds.