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US Supreme Court rejects death penalty for raping children

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 25, 2008

US Supreme Court rejects death penalty for raping children

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, the court says the law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in cases of child rape violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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