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