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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cruel and Unusual: The American Death Penalty and the Founders' Eighth Amendment

I gave three stars to this book [extended "e-notes" provided] over at Amazon.  As a whole, a lot of good material on founding thought, meaning over the years and an overall (to me seems a bit non-germane to specific purpose) brief against the death penalty. It could have used an editing job and at times was too heavy-handed, but good used book pick-up. Meanwhile, good summary of race based polices in the Civil War Era (if an easier call -- see comment here) helping to show affirmative action isn't per se unconstitutional.

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