Michigan is the only state in the country that has a death penalty prohibition in its constitution—Eugene G. Wanger’s compelling arguments against capital punishment are a large reason it is there. Join us for a talk and signing of his book, Fighting the Death Penalty: A Fifty-Year Journey of Argument and Persuasion.
About Fighting the Death Penalty
The forty pieces in this volume are writings created or used by the author, who penned the prohibition clause, during his fifty years as a death penalty abolitionist. His extraordinary background in forensics, law, and political activity as constitutional convention delegate and co-chairman of the Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment has produced a remarkable collection. It is not only a fifty-year history of the anti–death penalty argument in America, it also is a detailed and challenging example of how the argument against capital punishment may be successfully made.
About the Author
Lawyer, author, and longtime opponent of capital punishment EUGENE G. WANGER received the Champion of Justice Award from the Michigan Bar and is the author of the state’s constitutional ban of the death penalty. He has been a member of the legal profession for over half a century.