The Death Penalty: Does It Violate the Eighth Amendment?

A judge in California has declared the death penalty unconstitutional, referring to the system as ‚Äúcompletely dysfunctional. U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney (Orange County) has said that the capital punishment system violates the Eighth Amendment (which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment) due to inconsistencies and delays. The judge also feels that the death … Read more

Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Makes History

There’s obviously one huge, gigantic piece of news in the world of law today & it seems silly to write about anything else for this blog post. Instead, here are a smattering of articles dedicated to today’s ruling. From CNN.com: “Gays and lesbians celebrated historic gains Wednesday in their fight against laws limiting same-sex marriages, … Read more