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Friday, March 4, 2005

Measuring Maturity

In light of the Supreme Court's decision in Roper v. Simmons holding that the death penalty "is a disproportionate punishment for juveniles," and violates the Eigth Amendment, some of have been asking about ways that we determine maturity.  Slate has an interesting article on this issue and provides some helpful background links for those who want to learn more about the scientfic research that has been done in this area. [bm]

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2005/03/measuring_matur.html

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