Of course, if it heads in the first direction, there will be fewer executions. If it heads in the second, there will be more executions.
Sentencing Law and Policy writes:
On this issue, like many others, Judge Roberts has a stealth quality. It will be interesting to see if death penalty issues — or other sentencing issues for that matter — play a significant role in Judge Roberts' confirmation hearings next month.
He's linked to several previous posts regarding death penalty jurisprudence and the Supreme Court. To skim through the posts, go here.