Death penalty proposal

Mark Tushnet TUSHNET at WPGATE.LAW3.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Wed Jul 26 09:58:30 PDT 2000


Last night the House passed by an overwhelming vote a bill sponsored by Rep. Lehtinen (R. -FL.) barring states from executing pregnant women.  The existing federal death penalty law already precludes such executions.  (The bill's prospects in the Senate are said to be tiny.)  An exercise:  Complete the following sentence:  "Under contemporary constitutional law, Congress has the power under the Constitution to enact this proposal because .  .  .  ."

Mark Tushnet
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