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Supreme Court and Child Rape

The Death Penalty - A Quick Primer

Malcolm Friedberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malcolm Friedberg

The Supreme Court's decision this morning to ban use of the death penalty in cases of child rape is consistent with its historical position on the issue.

Court rejects death penalty for raping children

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law that allows the execution of people convicted of a raping a child. In a 5-4 vote...