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Friday, August 12, 2011

Shemtob & Lat on Televising Executions

Shemtob zachary Zachary Baron Shemtob (pictured) and David Lat (Central Connecticut State University and affiliation not provided to SSRN) have posted The Execution Should Be Televised: An Amendment Making Executions Public (Tennessee Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 3, p. 859, Spring 2011) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

At the time of the American Revolution, executions were conducted in public. Our proposed constitutional amendment would make them public once again. Making executions public might seem intuitively troubling or even morally archaic. Reinstating public executions, however, would offer a profound affirmation of democratic transparency and accountability.

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