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Capital Punishment And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine Jan 2000

Capital Punishment And Religious Arguments: An Intermediate Approach, Samuel J. Levine

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Determining the place and use of capital punishment in the American legal system is a challenging affair and one that is closely associated with and determined by religion's role in American legal decision-making. Both capital punishment and religion are controversial issues, and tend to challenge legal scholars and practitioners about whether they should function together or alone as valid parts of the legal system in the United States. Professor Levine argues that religious arguments should be employed to interpret and explain American legal thought when the need or proper situation arises. He uses capital punishment as an example of ...