Amanpour and Company

Robert Blecker and Ruth Friedman Debate the Death Penalty

Clip: 08/02/2019 | 3m Video has closed captioning.

After U.S. Attorney General Barr announced he would reinstate the federal death penalty, Christiane Amanpour first speaks to a proponent of the decision, New York Law School professor Robert Blecker, and then Ruth Friedman, who represents one of the men due to be executed, to get both sides of the debate.

Aired: 08/02/19

Rating: NR

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