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Law’s Michael Benza examines shift in political environment of death penalty

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ABC NewsMichael Benza, senior instructor in law, said the shifting political environment around the death penalty has made it easier for policymakers to have meaningful discussions about capital punishment. “And they have trouble with it when they really do look at what is happening. I think politicians are wondering whether or not this is in fact the right thing to be doing,” Benza said.