1. Please read this article on facts about the death penalty. There are many articles on this topic. I chose this article because it seemed to be the least biased and most focused on the facts since it is published by a .gov website.
2. In the United States, is the death penalty an effective punishment considered the financial burden on the legal and criminal justice system?
3. 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?
4. What did the framers intend to ban with the 8th Amendment? How does that intent apply in today’s society?