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Is the death penalty going away?

Richard Davis, Deseret News

Should the government execute convicted murderers? The morality of the death penalty has been a significant public policy debate for many years in the United States. However, there is evidence that public attitudes on the practice have been changing, as well as public policy itself. Change may be coming to the death penalty.
Capital punishment has been inflicted on convicted criminals in the United States since the beginning of the republic. Early American leaders opposed “cruel and unusual punishment,” as indicated in the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but they did not consider capital ...

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