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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"American Law Institute Council votes to withdraw Model Penal Code section on the death penalty"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy has the post, quoting extensively from a post by the Death Penalty Information Center. A "Report of the Council to the Membership of the American Law Institute on the Matter of the Death Penalty" is available here. Doug's take: this development "mostly spotlights the strong view of most academics — in contrast to most members of the voting public — that it is preferable to try to end rather than to mend the modern administration of the death penalty."
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