Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"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."
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:
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
JD, Honors, Harvard University Law School, 1979
BA, Rhodes Scholar, Final Honours School of Jurisprudence, Oxford University, 1977