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Is Death Different?



The great Judge Danny Boggs will be speaking at AEI April 7:

The imposition of the punishment of execution for certain heinous crimes has been a matter of intense controversy in the United States and especially in its legal system. Although the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty for over thirty years, battles over its application in particular cases and circumstances or to particular groups of persons has roiled our jurisprudence and strained our court systems over the same time. The phrase "death is different" has come to embody arguments over ways in which our law should or should not be altered or distorted in dealing with death penalty cases. Judge Danny J. Boggs will consider the state of U.S. jurisprudence on the death penalty, its application by the courts, and the extent to which the death penalty is--or should be--approached by courts in a way different from any other area of law.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.