Only Two Supreme Justices Want to Address Ending Death Penalty

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"Is the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment?"

A majority of the court’s members did not say why they didn’t want to answer the question, but presumably some of them thought the court already answered the question in 1976, when it reaffirmed the constitutionality of capital punishment after a brief moratorium.

 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/supreme-court-death-penalty-breyer_us_574da195e4b0dacf7ad5695f


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