I did not know that one reason he was defeated for re-election was his opposition to capital punishment.
It is the act of capital punishment itself, not just the manner in which it is carried out, that carries the moral force.
Author Thomas Cahill calls for an end to capital punishment—the subject of his powerful new book, A Saint on Death Row.
California has spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment since 1976, and executed 13 people.
Married and/or non-Muslim males may be subject to capital punishment for the same act.
I am confident that public sentiment in Arizona is opposed to capital punishment.
Such in our time is capital punishment and all punishment in general.
The favourite solitary confinement in dark and subterraneous cells is used as a capital punishment.
Pertaining to the head, as, capital punishment, which involves the forfeiture of the head.
Our capital punishment is simply a civilized form of it, afflicted with all the advantages and drawbacks of civilization.
The death penalty for a crime.
The infliction of the death penalty as punishment for certain crimes. (See capital offense.)
Note: In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue on legal, moral, and ethical grounds. In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was not, in principle, cruel and unusual punishment (and not, therefore, unconstitutional), but that its implementation through existing state laws was unconstitutional. In 1976, the Supreme Court again ruled that the death penalty was not unconstitutional, though a mandatory death penalty for any crime was. Thirty-nine states now practice the death penalty.