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Against the death penalty

Breyer, Stephen G. 1938- author. John D. Bessler editor.

Washington, District of Columbia : Brookings Institution Press 2016

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  • Title:
    Against the death penalty
  • Author: Breyer, Stephen G. 1938- author.
  • John D. Bessler editor.
  • Subjects: Capital punishment -- United States
  • Description: Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Introduction; Justice Breyer's Dissent in Glossip V. Gross; Appendices; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover
    A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on ""cruel and unusual punishments"" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. ""Today's administration of the death penalty,"" Breyer writes, ""involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability, (2) arbitrariness in application, and (3) unconscionably long delays that undermine the death pe
  • Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : Brookings Institution Press
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Format: 1 online resource (174 p.)
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8157-2890-5
  • Source: 01NRTHIOW ALMA
  • Alma MMS ID: 991009689245002841

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