Your initial substantive response should be at least 500 words. All citations must be in Blue book format. For the purpose of question 1 please argue for no banning the death penalty.
Please answer and thoroughly discuss the following questions:
1. Should the death penalty be banned as a violation of the 8th Amendment against cruel and unusual Punishment? What specific provisions of the Constitution support keeping or banning the death penalty?
2. What exactly is “cruel and unusual” punishment under the Constitution?
3. What did the framers intend to ban with the 8th Amendment? How does that intent apply in today’s society?