The death penalty is inflicted for lawless refusal to abide by godly law and order, anti-law, anti-court attitudes and actions: Deut. 17:12. - Rousas John Rushdoony, The Institutes of Biblical Law 76-77 (1973).
From AmericanVision.org: "Paul Robert's Justice Lifts the Nations is on the stairway in the Old Supreme Court Building in Lausanne where the judges had to pass each time before going to try a case. Robert wanted to remind them that the place which the Reformation gave to the Bible provided a basis not only for morals but for law."