Archive: June 2016
Death Penalty After 40 Years
In 1976, on July 2nd, the Supreme Court ruled in Gregg vs. Georgia that the problems that caused the death penalty to be abolished nationally just 4 years previously – that it was applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner – were resolved and that executions could resume. Since before that decision 40 years ago and afterwards, Ohio has had a storied history with the death penalty. What is the state of the death penalty 40 years later?