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Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?
The Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutionality of the death penalty in 1976. Most death penalty cases involve the execution of murderers, although capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes. 29 states and the federal government allow the death penalty, while 21 states have bans on the punishment. On July 25, 2019, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government would again begin carrying out the death penalty for the first time since 2003. For more information, visit deathpenalty.procon.org.
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