Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The question posed in the Subcommittee’s charter about the practical wisdom of continuing the death penalty in light of Washington’s experience with sentence reversals involves value judgments best left to the readers of this study. Voters and their elected representatives may decide to discontinue the death penalty for this or other reasons. The Subcommittee concluded that its best service to the bar and the general public is to provide as much information as possible about the application of the death penalty in Washington so that informed debate and decisions can be made on the subject of the death penalty."
"Final Report of the Death Penalty Subcommittee of the Committee on Public Defense," Washington State Bar Association, Apr. 13, 2007