Last updated on: 2/2/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Russ Feingold, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (D-WI)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I oppose the death penalty because it is inconsistent with basic American principles of justice, liberty, and equality. In January 2007, I introduced the Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act to abolish the federal death penalty. I have introduced similar bills in past Congresses in my continued effort to end state-sponsored executions.”

“Death Penalty,” feingold.senate.gov (accessed Aug.7, 2008)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senator (D-WI), 1992-2011
  • Former Member, US Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Former Member, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Former Member, US Senate Budget and Intelligence Committee
  • Wisconsin State Senator, 1982-1992
  • Practicing Attorney, 1979-1985
Education:
  • JD, Honors, Harvard University Law School, 1979
  • BA, Rhodes Scholar, Final Honours School of Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 1977
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, 1975
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished or Paused Because of the Alleged Possibility of an Innocent Person Being Executed?