Monday, January 04, 2010


American Law Institute Abandons the Death Penalty

As we reported in an earlier blog post, in October 2009, the American Law Institute, which created the intellectual framework for the modern capital punishment system, abandoned the effort "in light of the current intractable institutional and structural obstacles to ensuring a minimally adequate system for administering capital punishment." In other words, the death penalty system in this country is irrevocably broken, and the Institute knows it.

Read more here.
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