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Kennedy v. Louisiana: A Chapter of Subtle Changes in the Supreme Court's Book on the Death Penalty


Mary Leary


Catholic University of America (CUA)

December 29, 2008

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 98-106, 2008

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This paper examines the recent decision regarding the unconstitutionality of Louisiana's death penalty punishment for certain cases of child rape. The paper explores some of the nuanced language of the opinion as it indicates sublte shifts in the Court's death penalty analysis.

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Keywords: death penalty

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Date posted: August 2, 2009  

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Leary, Mary, Kennedy v. Louisiana: A Chapter of Subtle Changes in the Supreme Court's Book on the Death Penalty (December 29, 2008). Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 98-106, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1440870

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