The Death Penalty is Unconstitutional


The Eighth Amendment provides that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." The common arguments are that there is no form of execution which does not violate the Eighth Amendment, or that under substantive due process (look it up) that it is fundamentally unlawful to take a life. The latter argument having been rejected by the legal community, the former is currently before the court in this term. My argument in thi...

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