2. Have been many nuisance challenges of death penalty sentences
This comment won't be popular, but I'll say it anyway. I'm am 100% in favor of any appeals or additional investigation that may question a person's guilt. It is shocking what has happened in Texas over the years, for example.
However, I keep reading about endless appeals of death penalty sentences based upon the most petty of technical claims, none of which have anything to do with innocence or guilt. I'm talking about multiple murderers where there is 100% evidence of guilt. Some of these appeals have to do with one sentence said by a judge or a prosecutor during a trial. These challenges seem to have more to do with running up the cost to the counties and states of carrying out a death penalty sentence than questioning someone's guilt. I also understand that many of these challenges are funded by the federal government?