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A group of attorneys, judges and law professionals have collaborated to write a uniform criminal code. The code would create uniformity in criminal law across the United States, defining what constitutes a misdemeanor, what constitutes a felony, how crimes are defined, and what the punishment for particular crimes will be. The code also proposes that the death penalty be abolished, and that the maximum punishment for murder be life imprisonment.
Would you favor the adoption and implementation of such a code? What advantages would result from a uniform criminal code? What disadvantages would result? What is the likelihood that all states would favor its adoption and implementation, as opposed to the traditional practice of each state defining criminal law within its own jurisdiction?

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Would you favor the adoption and implementation of such a code? What advantages would result from a uniform criminal code?

I actually would not favor the adoption of a UCC to be used across the United States. If I had to cite an advantage, it would likely be that the code is uniform - as intended, and to be used as a uniform authority in rule-making and decision-making. However, the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages on this concept. Our entire government structure is based on the states having power. If you ...

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A group of attorneys, judges and law professionals have collaborated to write a uniform criminal code. The code would create uniformity in criminal law across the United States, defining what constitutes a misdemeanor, what constitutes a felony, how crimes are defined, and what the punishment for particular crimes will be. The code also proposes that the death penalty be abolished, and that the maximum punishment for murder be life imprisonment.
Would you favor the adoption and implementation of such a code? What advantages would result from a uniform criminal code? What disadvantages would result? What is the likelihood that all states would favor its adoption and implementation, as opposed to the traditional practice of each state defining criminal law within its own jurisdiction?

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