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Making capital punishment obsolete

The issue of capital punishment continues to concern many. This has been brought to the fore recently in the United States by the execution of a convicted murderer. Until 1977, there had been a ten-year halt in executions. After many states in the early 1970's had passed a variety of capital punishment laws, in 1976 the United States Supreme Court ruled the death penalty constitutional under certain circumstances.

Deeply felt debate on capital punishment erupts from time to time in other countries.

June 18, 1979
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