Legal Director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The death penalty serves three functions. First, for some crimes any lesser punishment is inadequate as a matter of basic justice...
Second, an executed death sentence absolutely guarantees the killer will never kill again. A life sentence does not. There are many cases of people killed by murderers who were paroled, escaped, killed within prison, or who arranged murders from within the prison...
Third, I believe that an effective, enforced death penalty deters some murders."
"Spring 2001: Does Capital Punishment Have a Future?," National Online Youth Summit of the American Bar Association (accessed Aug. 7, 2008)
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:
Executive Committee member, Criminal Law and Procedure Practice Group, Federalist Society, 1996-present