Sunday, August 10, 2014

Incoherence in India's Death Penalty Jurisprudence

In this short, but finely spun, piece, Suhrith Parthasarathy examines the Supreme Court's recent contortions over the death penalty. He argues that the forthcoming Law Commission report is an opportunity to clarify Indian jurisprudence on the subject.

As a related aside, Eugene Volokh offers this tortured analysis for why Ronald Reagan's would-be assassin cannot be retried for homicide. Reagan's press secretary, James Brady, died earlier this week. He was critically wounded in the assassination attempt, which took place 33 years ago. On a readability scale from 1 to 10, Volokh's analysis barely scores a 3. 
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