The Random Horror of the Death Penalty
The Supreme Court has not banned capital punishment, as it should, but it has long held that the death penalty is unconstitutional if randomly imposed on a handful of people. An important new study based on capital cases in Connecticut provides powerful evidence that death sentences are haphazardly meted out, with virtually no connection to the heinousness of the crime.
John J. Donohue. "The Random Horror of the Death Penalty" New York Times (2012).
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