Bellevue, WA asked in Constitutional Law for Washington

Q: shouldnt the juvenile death penalty be illegal? it is against the eighth amendment right?

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: You should start learning about this by reading many cases and law review articles. It is not a subject that can get a ready answer which is complete in a few sentences on an internet forum like this. I oppose the death penalty in all circumstances based solely upon how much it costs to execute someone. For instance, it cost the state of Florida 40 million dollars to execute Ted Bundy. Each case depends upon its own facts, and you have asked a question here which is quite broad. Narrow your inquiries either on the internet or in a local law library to learn much more.

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