Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Steven D. Stewart, JD Biography

Title:
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Along with two-thirds of the American public, I believe in capital punishment. I believe that there are some defendants who have earned the ultimate punishment our society has to offer by committing murder with aggravating circumstances present. I believe life is sacred. It cheapens the life of an innocent murder victim to say that society has no right to keep the murderer from ever killing again. In my view, society has not only the right, but the duty to act in self defense to protect the innocent.”

“A Message from the Prosecuting Attorney,” www.clarkprosecutor.org

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, Indiana, July 24, 1989 – present
  • Chief Deputy Prosecutor, Clark County, Indiana, 1983 – 1989
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Louisville, Kentucky, 1980 – 1983
  • Member, Indiana and Kentucky Bar
  • Member, National District Attorneys Association
  • Member, Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation
  • Member, Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee of the Department of Justice
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Southern Indiana Drug Task Force
  • Former Project Director of the Clark County Drunk Driving Task Force
  • Former Member, Advisory Board, Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana
  • Member, Evidence Committee, Indiana Supreme Court, 1993
Education:
  • JD, University of Louisville Law School, 1979
  • BA, History, Indiana University Southeast, 1976
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?
  2. Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?