First Paper Topic On February 16 th 2010, Martin Grossman was executed by lethal injection in the state of Florida. Grossman was convicted of first-degree murder for his involvement in the December 1984 murder of Peggy Park, a wildlife officer who came upon Grossman and a companion shooting a handgun in a wooded area. Grossman’s execution was highly controversial. The jury in Grossman’s original trial unanimously recommended the death penalty; many supporters of Grossman’s, however, argued that he deserved clemency and should not be executed. Your paper should answer the following questions: (1) What would Mill think is relevant to the question of whether the executioner’s decision to kill Grossman was morally right or wrong? (2) What would Kant think is relevant to the question of whether the executioner’s decision to kill Grossman was morally right or wrong? (3) What is one strength of either Mill’s or Kant’s view about what’s relevant here?
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