Delaware's Death Penalty Law Has Been Ruled Unconstitutional
Delaware's Supreme Court says the state's law gives judges too much power in imposing the death sentence.By Briana Altergott | August 3, 2016
Delaware's Supreme Court has decided the state's rules for imposing the death penalty are unconstitutional.
And the decision could effectively put an end to capital punishment in Delaware.
In a 148-page opinion, the court said the current death penalty law violates the role of the jury that's laid out in the Sixth Amendment.