Death Penalty in Decline

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty was featured in a story in the Brown University Political Review. The author states the many drawbacks of the death penalty including fiscal concerns, and he claims, Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a new but flourishing organization, reflects the Right’s increasing skepticism over capital punishment. If the forces of cost cutting win out, the death penalty’s most ardent practitioners will ultimately leave it out in the cold. The author believes that the final end of the death penalty will, most likely, not come from a Supreme Court decision but through other avenues. He said, The Supreme Court is divided along the old debate of capital punishment, meaning that the only real change will come from exogenous factors. As executions become more politically, fiscally, and even medically harder to maintain, this legally contentious issue will be settled by decidedly non-legal trends.

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty