A Comparative Study of the Jewish and the United States Constitutional Law of Capital Punishment

18 Pages Posted: 14 May 2007  

Steven Davidoff Solomon

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law; University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

Abstract

This essay contrasts the Jewish system of capital punishment with the United States judicial experience. It examines the why and how of capital punishment's sparing employment in the Jewish law and oftentimes judicially encouraged use in the United States.

Keywords: Jewish Law, Capital Punishment, Comparative Law, Talmudic Law

JEL Classification: N40

Suggested Citation

Davidoff Solomon, Steven, A Comparative Study of the Jewish and the United States Constitutional Law of Capital Punishment. ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, Vol. 3, p. 93, Fall 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=986061

Steven Davidoff Solomon (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

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