Oct 22 2015

Supreme Court Considers Striking Down Death Penalty

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GUEST: Lisa Bloom is the legal analyst for The Today Show, NBC News, and Avvo.com and the New York Times bestselling author of ‘Swagger and Think,’ as well as Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.

Speaking at the University of Minnesota Law School on Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made comments about the death penalty that many activists have been waiting for. He said that the death penalty was “practically impossible to impose it but we have not formally held it to be unconstitutional.” He also said, “it wouldn’t surprise me if it did” fall.

The Supreme Court has already heard two cases against the death penalty originating from Kansas and plans to hear one from Florida. It will then hear a case Foster V. Chapman related to the elimination of potential jurors based on race.

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  1. Anonymouson 24 Oct 2015 at 1:23 pm

    We cannot stress enough that no state or entity has the right to kill anyone for crimes committed against the state. States practicing the death penalty are no better than the criminals that have murdered.

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