Delaware’s rules for imposing the death penalty are unconstitutional, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, a decision that could mean an effective end to capital punishment in Delaware.
The execution last week in Texas of Betty Lou Beets for the murder of her husband has put capital punishment in the headlines again. Many critics of the death penalty argue that it is unconstitutional because it violates the prohibition against "cruel and unusual" punishments. What should be made of these arguments? What is the definition of "cruel and unusual" and does the death penalty fall under that definition?
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