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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: Juvenile Death Penalty Struck Down, 5-4 in Roper v. Simmons

Opinion here and here. Per Kennedy, joined by Souter, Stevens, Breyer, Ginsburg.  Dissenting: Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, O'Connor. MSNBC story here. Oral argument transcript here. [Jack Chin]

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Kennedy also, again, wrote a majority opinion overturning recent precedent. Lawrence overturned the 1986 decision in Bowers v. Georgia. Roper overturns the court's 1989 decision in Stanford v. Kentucky. In other words, if we're liberalizing U.S. l... [Read More]

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» Entirely predictable from Vote for Judges
Kennedy also, again, wrote a majority opinion overturning recent precedent. Lawrence overturned the 1986 decision in Bowers v. Georgia. Roper overturns the court's 1989 decision in Stanford v. Kentucky. In other words, if we're liberalizing U.S. l... [Read More]

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