Death Penalty Case Study

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State the yes/pro position (need 10 and cite page number and explain what the argument is):

1) David Von Drehie: Around 1994 the population on death row had increased drastically nationwide, having more than 3,000 prisoners waiting to be executed (pg. 220). The process was taking longer than people thought it would take. People didn’t understand that even as prisoners they still had a right to appeal and have a fair trial.
2) David Von Drehie: A law professor named Anthony Amsterdam, argued that the death penalty was a cruel and unusual punishment and had allowed unequal protection under the law (pg. 221). The death penalty was interfering with the right of the 14 and 8 amendments, that were taking away after this sentence had been placed.
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233). Abolitionist believe that even the murderer are still humans and don’t see execution as being the answer.
3) Ernest van den Haag: The seriousness and finalization of the death penalty can be compared to that of a murder (pg. 233). When a murder is committed there is not taking it back and the same goes for when an execution happens. Both cases result in the loss of human life that can’t be revived.
4) Ernest van den Haag: The death penalty in a way lets the murderer know that, what they did was deemed wrong by the community of their peers and can’t live for it(pg.235). The death penalty is a punishment that the community feels qualifies as life for a life and is justified.
5) Ernest van den Haag: Penal sanctions deemed useful long term because they form necessary consequences that help to control crime (pg.233).
6) Ernest van den Haag: To say the death penalty is extreme is like saying not matter how bad the crime is, the punishment shouldn’t be death (pg. 234). Some believe that no matter how serious the crime is the death penalty shouldn’t be an
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