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Capital Punishment in America

Friday, August 23, 2013

Evan J. Mandery gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Supreme Court and capital punishment—a most politically complex, racially charged, and morally vexing issue. His book A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America looks at two Supreme Court 1970s cases—Furman v. Georgia, which struck down Georgia’s death penalty law, and Gregg v. Georgia, which reversed direction

Guests:

Evan J. Mandery

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jgarbuz from Queens

Left wingers bending the Constitution to mean whatever they want it to mean. And there is nothing in the Jewish Torah that makes capital punishment wrong. However, it must be applied as humanely as possible. In those ancient days, drinking hemlock or being stoned to death were considered relatively humane compared to the manner of death usually applied by other nations.

Aug. 23 2013 12:14 PM

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