Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality, and in its enormity, but it serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment; therefore the principle inherent in the Clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment."
Gregg v. Georgia, dissenting opinion, July 2, 1976
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:
Associate Justice, US Supreme Court, 1956-1990
Colonel, US Army
Attorney, private practice, 1928-1932
JD, Harvard University, 1931
BS, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1928
Born Apr. 25, 1906, died July 24, 1997
Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Eisenhower