That the Constitution contemplates the death penalty does not, however, mean that it forever remains constitutional.
This essay, written for the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium, An Even More Perfect Union: Proposed Amendments to the Constitution, makes the case for a constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty and lays out possible routes to enactment.
So I return to the question: Is the death penalty
really worth it?
Thus in June 2006 or about 13 years after the re-imposition of the death penalty, RA 9346 was signed into law.
This move is undeniably so controversial in view of what happened to RA 7659 which is the previous law imposing death penalty. Said RA was repealed precisely because it failed to serve its purpose of deterring the commission of heinous crimes.
The alleged deterrent effect of the death penalty has been repeatedly debunked, Human Rights Watch said.
"The death penalty is a cruel practice that has no place in modern society for combating drug crimes or any other offense," Adams said.
More Americans Say the Death Penalty Is Imposed "Too Often"
Americans remain most likely to say the death penalty is not imposed enough (37%), while smaller percentages say it is imposed "too often" (29%) or "about the right amount" (28%).
Secondly, the death penalty
is used disproportionately against those from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds.
Pressed during a DWIZ radio interview, Pacquiao appeared inclined to just press for the crime of top-level drug trafficking just so the death penalty
punishment is adopted.
(2) Public support for the death penalty
also dropped by around