Do you think that Nussbaum has made a convincing argument that, when assessing the level of criminal punishment to which a criminal defendant is to be sentenced, judges and juries should be merciful?
Your answer should make it clear that you have read and understood the relevant material. Other than that, it simply needs to be a clear and thoughtful answer. In other words, want to grade this assignment more leniently than would an essay question; but if it looks like a student is just winging it without having read the course materials, I’m not going to give full credit.
Make sure you review the reading, handout, and lecture.
No outside sources and keep quoting the articles to a minimum.