Wednesday, October 1, 2008

rehearing denied in Kennedy v. Louisiana

We reported recently about the request for rehearing in Kennedy v. Louisiana, a case in which everyone, including the justices' law clerks, overlooked a recent federal statute that permitted the death penalty in military courts for defendants convicted of child rape.

Today the Court denied the request for rehearing, but in doing so, amended the majority and dissenting opinions to account for that oversight.

For more detailed news on the Court's decision, see the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.


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