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Miami federal judge rules Florida’s death penalty unconstitutional

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Paul3144, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/22/2279518/miami-federal-judge-floridas-death.html#ixzz1Q4MjytMc
     
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    Under a democratic society I have to agree. In the case where the jury are the one's who convict then a jury should be the one's who decide the level of punishment. They bore the weight of finding the person guilty so they need to be the ones bearing the weight of sentencing the person.
     
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  3. hillclimber1

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    I believe it to be the jury's responsibility to find guilt or innocence, but not the punishment.. Punishment should be decided by the judge, based on the legal nuances of the case, and structured by the legislative process. And with the unanimous finding by the jury (in case for the death penalty).
     
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