1Lena DaltonMr. Caskey Honors Civics October 17, 2018Death Penalty and Lethal InjectionIntroductionPersonally, I believe that the death penalty has its pros and cons and therefore it can be used in the right and wrong instances. Many people are debating about whether the death penaltyis unconstitutional and if it is immoral to perform. What do you think? Is the Death Penalty Unconstitutional?Jed S. Rakoff believes that the death penalty violates the fifth amendment because due to the amount of people who are being wrongfully convicted of capital crimes and the amount of delays they encounter, make it more difficult for the error to be notices. He believes that the death penalty violates this amendment because it denies due process. What about the guilty parties? William D. Richardson argues that the Founders who wrote the amendment supported the death penalty. He says that if a person can never be deprived of life by state then why is the clause, “without due process of law” necessary? By allowing the possibility for those rights to betaken away if certain procedural safeguards were in place, he explains that they implied that individual lives can be taken away under the right circumstances.