Death Penalty Appeals Process

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During this discussion, the appeals process for death penalty cases will be evaluated and a case will be made on whether the process is too long, too short, or totally appropriate. Thirty-two years and 1,100 executions later, Justice Stevens reversed course and said, “The death penalty is hopelessly flawed and unconstitutional, it is shot with racism, skewed toward conviction, infected with politics, and tinged with hysteria (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). It has been proven time and time again that the death penalty has many defects, therefore every defendant given a death sentence conviction should be afforded every appeal process. Schmalleger&Smykla, (2015) writes that in appealing the death penalty, death penalty cases pass through as many

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