In early August, Delaware’s Supreme Court ruled the state’s death penalty law unconstitutional. While seen as a victory for many who see the death penalty as fundamentally flawed, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn seems to be committed to this ultimate penalty. Currently there are 13 people on Delaware’s death row. Denn doesn’t plan to appeal the Court’s decision about the future of the death penalty in the state but wants the men already sentenced to face the gallows pole.
The fight ahead will be fierce if the attorney general continues on this path. While there are certainly passionate arguments on either side of this debate, the debate may reach a fever pitch if the death penalty is carried out in Delaware after the Court’s ruling.