- Should the death penalty be banned as a violation of the 8th Amendment against cruel and unusual Punishment? What specific provisions of the Constitution support keeping or banning the death penalty?
- What exactly is “cruel and unusual” punishment under the Constitution?
- What did the framers intend to ban with the 8th Amendment? How does that intent apply in today’s society?
references and citations in bluebook format
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, (19th ed. 2010). ISBN-10:0-615-36116-1, ISBN-13:978-0-615-36116-1.