John Kitzhaber is the governor of the state of Oregon. He has been one of the staunchest anti death penalty campaigners. Kitzhaber terms the practice as ‘inequitable and compromised’. He also states that the practice does not even meet the basic justice standards. So are Governor John Kitzhaber’s sentiments justified? Is it true that the death penalty is indeed an evil practice that should it be eliminated from the United States justice system?
The governor states it is relatively easy for the people of Oregon to find an alternative to this method of “executing justice”. Professor Kaplan has