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Juveniles and the Death Penalty

ROPER v. SIMMONS, No. 03-0633

In March 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty for those who had committed their crimes at under 18 years of age was cruel and unusual punishment and hence barred by the Constitution. For more information, see: Roper v. Simmons Resource Page

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Juvenile Offenders on Death Row (1973-2005)

The Death Penalty for Juvenile Offenders was banned by the Supreme Court in 2005.  See the Roper v. Simmons Resource Page for more information about the case.

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International Perspectives on the Death Penalty: A Costly Isolation for the U.S.

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International Perspectives on the Death Penalty: A Costly Isolation for the U.S.

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1999 Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Foreign Nationals and the Death Penalty in the US

Updated November 19, 2018

Information provided by Mark Warren of Human Rights Research

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Statement of Senator Feingold on the Federal Death Penalty Study

Feingold - STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM STATEMENT ON THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM
June 7, 2001

Mr. FEINGOLD. Madame, President, I rise today to speak with grave concern about a report released by the Justice Department yesterday on our federal government's administration of the death penalty. In that report and in his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, Attorney General John Ashcroft said that he now concludes that "there is no evidence of racial bias in the administration of the federal death penalty." Madame President,

DPIC Summary of "The Federal Death Penalty Sytem: A Statistical Survey"

THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY SYSTEM:
A STATISTICAL SURVEY
(1988-2000)

A Summary of the Report on the Federal Death Penalty
by the Death Penalty Information Center

 

Federal Laws Providing for the Death Penalty

8 U.S.C. § 1342(B)(iv) Bringing in and harboring certain aliens resulting in death.

Editorials

In recent years, many national and local newspapers have published editorials on the death penalty. Some have called for reform based on particular problems, others have called for an end to capital punishment. The quotes below represent a small sample of those statements from newspapers around the country. For additional editorials, see:

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