Over the historical past of the Ideally suited Court docket, just a only a few justices adverse the loss of life penalty in all cases: Brennan, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, Ginsburg and Breyer. As of late, the ultimate final member of that team, Justice Breyer, retired, leaving the Court docket and not using a unmarried specific opponent of the loss of life penalty for the primary time in a long time. I imagine we’ve essentially the most pro-DP Court docket of my lifetime.
Justice Breyer used to be just about a down-the-line liberal on felony justice problems, however is a modest and pleasant guy with a depraved humorousness, and not had the pushed and offended edge to him that many abolitionists do. It continues to be observed whether or not his alternative, Justice Brown Jackson, will fit his mind and fair-minded outlook. We will hope, and we want her the most efficient as she starts her tenure at the Court docket.