Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"[I] suggest... that on certain empirical assumptions, capital punishment may be morally required, not for retributive reasons, but rather to prevent the taking of innocent lives. In so saying, we are suggesting the possibility that states are obliged to maintain the death penalty option..."
"Is Capital Punishment Morally Required? Acts, Omissions and Life-Life Tradeoffs," Stanford Law Review, cowritten with Cass R. Sunstein, JD, Mar. 2005
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Profesor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2006-present
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2005
Faculty, University of Chicago Law School, 1998-2005
Recipient, "Graduating Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence," University of Chicago Law School, 2002 & 2004
Court Clerk, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
Court Clerk, Judge David Sentelle, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit