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Monday, March 10, 2014

"Should death penalty abolitionists or proponents be more troubled by "Wild West" response to troubles with execution drugs?"

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts an article from USA Today and observes, in part:

I am inclined to guess that death penalty proponents are most troubled by all the new litigation and practical barriers in the way of carrying out death sentences. But I suspect lots of death penalty abolitionists are likewise troubled by how hard (and with questionable means) some states are trying to go forward with untried methods for ending like. So, I suppose this post is meant to suggest both a descriptive and normative question: who is most troubled with what is going on, and should be?

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2014/03/should-death-penalty-abolitionists-or-proponents-be-more-troubled-by-wild-west-response-to-troubles-.html

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