In a perspective column for the New York Law Journal, Mintz Member Jason P.W. Halperin, a former federal prosecutor, provided an overview of the death penalty in the United States and offered historical and current arguments for why it should be removed from the criminal justice system altogether. Specifically, the piece examined the federal and state death penalty dichotomy, its history before the U.S. Supreme Court and how it has been implemented in a discriminatory manner, and looked at the national movement away from capital punishment.
Mintz Associate Audrey McQuade assisted in the preparation of this article.
New York Law Journal