The death penalty is doomed. Nothing is more certainly engraved in the book of human destiny than that capital punishment eventually will be abolished everywhere, including Georgia. It is not a question of whether but only of when, to adopt the felicitous words of the late Chief Justice Earl Warren, "the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society" will end all executions forever.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "A Dying Penalty?" (1994). Popular Media. 102.