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Is the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment?

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Over 200 word essay with reference in regards to whether or not the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment.

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One of the most argumentative subjects within our judicial system and has been for decades is whether or not the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. Lobbyists have tried for years to abolish the death penalty at large throughout our nation stating it's in humane regardless of the crime the person committed. Over the course of time courts have made many rulings in regards to ...

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Over 200 word essay with reference in regards to whether or not the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment.

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The death penalty is briefly discussed.

The US Supreme Court has often dealt with the question of whether the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment, sometimes seeming to hold that it is cruel and unusual punishment and sometimes seeming to hold that particular ways of administering the death penalty are cruel and unusual.

Where does the law currently stand on whether the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment?

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