Friday, April 24, 2009

Capital Punishment and the Constitution

Is there something more unfair about the disparity in legal quality when talking about capital crimes?

Yes, there's definitely a flaw in a system where the rich can pay for a better chance at a favourable verdict. But that's not a problem with the death penalty itself, and fixing it would require a complete overhaul of the criminal justice system.

Let's attack capital punishment in the ways it's really vulnerable - fundamentally, idealogically, and Constitutionally.