Last updated on: 10/22/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

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"Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 57 (24.2%) 45 (19.1%) 70 (29.7%) 64 (27.1%)
II. Organization 8 (9.9%) 18 (22.2%) 26 (32.1%) 29 (35.8%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Rating Position
Ahmad, Imad-ad-Dean, PhD     Pro
Alexander, Kermit   Pro
Ash-Sharabasi, Sheik Ahmad   Pro
Athar, Shahid, MD     Pro
Berman, Douglas A., JD     Pro
Bessette, Joseph M., PhD     Pro
Blecker, Robert, JD     Pro
Brauchler, George, JD     Pro
Budziszewski, J., PhD     Pro
Bush, George W., MBA     Pro
Cantor, Julie, MD, JD     Pro
Clegg, Roger, JD     Pro
Clem, Chris, JD     Pro
Creech, Mark H.   Pro
Devine, Richard A., JD     Pro
Diament, Nathan, JD     Pro
Earle, Ronald, JD     Pro
Ellerin, Bruce E., MD, JD     Pro
Evnen, Robert B., JD     Pro
Fein, Bruce, JD     Pro
Feser, Edward, PhD     Pro
Gawande, Atul, MD, MPH     Pro
Gearty, Justin C., Jr., JD     Pro
Hanisee, Michele, JD     Pro
Hatch, Orrin G., JD     Pro
Henry, Carl F. H., ThD, PhD   Pro
Hood, John   Pro
Koch, Edward, LLB     Pro
Kozinski, Alex, JD     Pro
Lowe, Wesley   Pro
Marquis, Joshua, JD     Pro
McAdams, John C., PhD     Pro
McCulloch, Robert P., JD     Pro
Muhlhausen, David B., PhD     Pro
Muschick, Paul   Pro
Obama, Barack, JD     Pro
Pataki, George, JD     Pro
Plaut, Steven, PhD     Pro
Pojman, Louis P., PhD     Pro
Powell, Jr., Lewis Franklin, LLM     Pro
Prabhupada, Srila   Pro
Rice, Charles E., JSD     Pro
Richardson, William D., PhD     Pro
Saraswati, Parmatmananda   Pro
Sasaki, Tomoko   Pro
Scalia, Antonin, JD     Pro
Scheidegger, Kent, JD     Pro
Schubert, Anne Marie, JD     Pro
Sharp, Dudley   Pro
Spitzer, Eliot, JD     Pro
Stewart, Steven D., JD     Pro
Sunstein, Cass R., JD     Pro
Taylor, Stuart, Jr., JD     Pro
Trump, Donald J.     Pro
Van Den Haag, Ernest, PhD     Pro
Vermeule, Adrian, JD     Pro
Yusuf Sulaiman, Ahmad, PhD     Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Abou El Fadl, Khaled, PhD     NC
Alarcon, Arthur L., LLB     NC
Bailey, William C., PhD     NC
Baum, Kenneth F., MD, JD     NC
Berlow, Alan   NC
Beschle, Donald L., LLM     NC
Borg, Marian J., PhD     NC
Bratton, Mark, PhD     NC
Compton, Nicholas J., JD     NC
Connor, Eileen M., JD     NC
Cook, Phillip J., PhD     NC
Cressey, Donald R., PhD     NC
Dezhbakhsh, Hashem, PhD     NC
Dubber, Markus Dirk, JD     NC
Eisenberg, Ronald, JD     NC
Ekelund, Robert B., PhD     NC
Eland, Ivan, MBA, PhD     NC
Farber, Neil J., MD     NC
Friedman, David, PhD     NC
Garland, David W., PhD, LLB     NC
Gershowitz, Adam M., JD     NC
Graham, Billy   NC
Hoven, Ardis Dee, MD     NC
Jacobs, Louis, PhD     NC
Johnson, Colleen F., PhD     NC
Johnson, Jeffrey L., PhD     NC
Kovandzic, Tomislav, PhD     NC
Lerman, Daniel N., JD, PhD     NC
Liebman, James S., PhD     NC
Metcalfe, David     NC
Mitchell, Paula M., JD     NC
Mocan, H. Naci, PhD     NC
Muni, Jagdish   NC
Reno, Janet, LLB     NC
Roman, John, PhD     NC
Schaefer, David, PhD     NC
Shepherd, Joanna, PhD     NC
Simmons, Shraga     NC
Summers, Michael, PhD, MBA     NC
Sylvester, Ron   NC
Truog, Robert, MD     NC
Waisel, David, MD     NC
Weinberg, Steve, MA   NC
Weisberg, Robert, JD, PhD     NC
Zimmers, Teresa A., PhD     NC
- Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Al Hussein, Zeid Ra'ad, PhD     Con
Baldus, David C., LLM     Con
Barak, Gregg, PhD     Con
Bedau, Hugo Adam, PhD     Con
Bienen, Leigh, JD     Con
Bohm, Robert, PhD     Con
Brennan, William J., Jr., JD     Con
Breyer, Stephen G., LLB     Con
Briggs, Ron   Con
Bright, Stephen B., JD     Con
Burnett, Cathleen, PhD     Con
Caplan, Arthur L., PhD     Con
Chambers, Ernie, JD     Con
Clarke, Alan, JD, LLM     Con
Coke, Tanya, JD     Con
Conrad, John P., MA   Con
Conyers, John, Jr., JD     Con
Cuomo, Mario M., JD     Con
Dear, John   Con
Dieter, Richard C., MS, JD     Con
Donohue III, John J., JD, PhD     Con
Dow, David R., JD     Con
Espy, M. Watt, Jr.   Con
Fagan, Jeffrey A., PhD     Con
Feingold, Russ, JD     Con
Finkelman, Paul, PhD     Con
Francis, Pope   Con
Gandhi, Mahatma, LLB     Con
Gould, Jon B., JD, PhD     Con
Greenman, Lisa, JD     Con
Gyatso, Tenzin, PhD     Con
Harris, Charles M., JD     Con
Harris, Kamala, JD     Con
Harris, Rabia Terri   Con
Head, Tom   Con
Hing, Bill O., JD     Con
Kerr, Judy   Con
Kreitzberg, Ellen S., JD     Con
Kroll, Michael A.   Con
Kumar, T., LLM     Con
Lama, Dalai     Con
Lamperti, John, PhD     Con
Lempert, Richard, JD, PhD     Con
Lesser, Wendy, PhD     Con
Markel, Dan, JD     Con
Marshall, Thurgood, LLB     Con
McCartin, Donald, JD     Con
Megivern, James J., ThD     Con
Moulds, John F., JD     Con
Newsom, Gavin     Con
O'Malley, Martin, JD     Con
Prejean, Helen, MA   Con
Radelet, Michael L., PhD     Con
Rakoff, Jed S., JD     Con
Ramadan, Tariq, PhD     Con
Ryan, George     Con
Saraswati, Samvidananda   Con
Sarat, Austin D., JD, PhD     Con
Sarokin, H. Lee, LLB     Con
Schroth, Raymond A., SJ     Con
Sherrill, Robert   Con
Simonovic, Ivan, PhD, LLM     Con
Singh, Robert, PhD     Con
Stevens, John Paul, JD     Con
Stevenson, Bryan, JD     Con
Sutherland, Edwin H., PhD     Con
Thompson, Semon Frank, Jr.   Con
Vila, Bryan, PhD     Con
Whitt, Laurelyn, PhD     Con
Zimring, Frank, JD     Con
- None Found -
Individuals Rating Position
Abbott, Geoffrey   ?
Adams, Roger C.     ?
Alarid, Leanne Fiftal, PhD     ?
Appleton, Catherine, DPhil   ?
Baime, David S., JD     ?
Bakken, Gordon Morris, JD, PhD     ?
Beatty, Gary D., JD     ?
Berk, Richard, PhD     ?
Blomberg, Thomas, PhD     ?
Bonsor, Kevin   ?
Carroll, Gwendolyn, JD     ?
Carter, Jimmy     ?
Carter, Linda E., JD     ?
Casella, Jean   ?
Cheatwood, Derral, PhD     ?
Clear, Todd, PhD     ?
Dorf, Michael C., JD     ?
Dvorak, John C.   ?
Ehrlich, Isaac, PhD     ?
Forst, Brian, PhD, MBA     ?
Free Jr., Marvin D., PhD     ?
Fridell, Ron, MA   ?
Gaines, Larry K., PhD     ?
Gibbs, Raymond, PhD     ?
Grøver, Bent, PhD     ?
Guernsey, JoAnn Bren   ?
Haase, Paul J., JD     ?
Hartman, Kenneth E.   ?
Henderson, Harry   ?
Hewitt, John D., PhD     ?
Kirk, Stuart, DSW     ?
Kobil, Daniel T., JD     ?
Kronenwetter, Michael   ?
Lappin, Harley G., MA     ?
Lasagna, Louis, MD     ?
Leuchter, Jr., Frederick A.   ?
Levi, Nicholas W., JD     ?
Liptak, Adam, JD     ?
Lucken, Karol, PhD     ?
Mandery, Evan, JD     ?
Markel, Howard, PhD, MD     ?
Masur, Louis P., PhD     ?
McVeigh, Timothy J.   ?
Miller, Roger Leroy, PhD     ?
Morris, Cynthia   ?
Moylan, Mary-Beth, JD     ?
Nagin, Daniel S., PhD     ?
Ochs, Holona LeAnne, PhD     ?
Pepper, John V., PhD     ?
Reggio, Michael H.   ?
Regoli, Robert, PhD     ?
Ridgeway, James   ?
Robillard, Kevin   ?
Rowe, Walter F., PhD     ?
Rubin, Paul H., PhD     ?
Sanders, Joseph, JD, PhD     ?
Schindler, Hal   ?
Sherrer, Hans   ?
Smykla, John Ortiz, PhD     ?
Stefoff, Rebecca, MA   ?
Teeters, Negley K., PhD     ?
Van Alstyne, William W., JD     ?
Wang, Hsiao-Ming, PhD     ?
Whitford, Andrew B., PhD     ?
II. Organization
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Organizations Rating Position
American Bar Association (ABA)   NC
American Medical Association (AMA)   NC
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)   NC
Assemblies of God (USA)   NC
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)    NC
BuddhaNet   NC
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice   NC
California Medical Association (CMA)   NC
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   NC
Federal Judicial Center   NC
New York State Defenders Association   NC
Society of Correctional Physicians (SCP)   NC
State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General   NC
State of Connecticut Commission on the Death Penalty   NC
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)   NC
US Department of State   NC
US Government Accountability Office (GAO)   NC
Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)   NC
- Con -
Organizations Rating Position
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)   Con
Amnesty International   Con
Bloomberg    Con
British Medical Association   Con
Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF)   Con
Catholic Church   Con
Death Penalty Focus   Con
Death Penalty Information Center   Con
Evangelical Lutheran Church   Con
Idaho State Judiciary   Con
Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN)   Con
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)   Con
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)   Con
National Council of Synagogues   Con
New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission   Con
Presbyterian Church (USA)   Con
Progressive Jewish Alliance   Con
Rabbinical Assembly of America   Con
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association   Con
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC)   Con
The Economist    Con
The Lancet    Con
United Church of Christ (UCC)   Con
United Methodist Church   Con
United Nations (UN)   Con
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)   Con
- None Found -
Organizations Rating Position
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition)    ?
Associated Press (AP)    ?
Capital Punishment in Context   ?
CBS News    ?
CNN (Cable News Network)    ?
Columbia Encyclopedia (6th edition)   ?
Death Penalty Curricula for High School   ?
Democracy Now!   ?
Encyclopedia Britannica   ?
First Federal Congress Project   ?
Forbes.com    ?
Gallup   ?
Justice Center of the University of Alaska at Anchorage   ?
Law.com   ?
Los Angeles Times    ?
Michigan Battered Women's Clemency Project   ?
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)   ?
National Institutes of Health (NIH)   ?
National Public Radio (NPR)    ?
New York Times    ?
Office of Legislative Research for the Connecticut General Assembly   ?
Reuters    ?
The Catholic Encyclopedia   ?
The History Channel   ?
TIME Magazine    ?
Turner Publishing Company   ?
US Bureau of Justice Statistics (USBJS)   ?
US Library of Congress   ?
USA Today    ?