John Stinneford of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the meaning of the Eighth Amendment and the future of the death penalty.
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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases that dealt with the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by federal judges Jed Rakoff and Michael Baylson to debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system.
Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system as described by Judge Rakoff’s widely read article in the New York Review of Books.
There could be a five-Justice majority to strike down the practice.