Gregg V. Georgia Argumentative Analysis

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I will admit these readings were very wordy, and I had to review them several times to make sure I was comprehending the the text correctly. Gregg v. Georgia: Excerpts from the Majority Opinion used concrete facts to support their position on the death penalty. Using documented laws to create their position. The reversal of the 1972 ruling in 1976 to reinstate the death penalty. Making note that cruel and usual punishment was first documented in the 1689 bill of rights and the death penalty still qualifies (Boss, 2012. pp 262). Mr Van Den Haag stance on the death penalty he reports that of the 20,000 yearly convicted homicides only 300 are issued the death penalty and the majority die from old age prior to being executed (Boss, 2012. pp 264).

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