In a piece titled “A Capricious Noose
” published on Bar and Bench, I analyze the Delhi gang rape sentencing verdict. In the first part of the piece I describe the broad contours of, and debates within, India’s death penalty jurisprudence. In the second part, I analyze the sentencing order in Ram Singh
and argue that not only was the legal reasoning in the verdict flawed, but that the sentencing order serves as a window to larger concerns with the death penalty itself.