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

9 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2009  

Mary Leary

Catholic University of America (CUA)

Date Written: December 29, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: death penalty

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1440870

Mary Leary (Contact Author)

Catholic University of America (CUA) ( email )

116 McMahon Hall
Washington, DC 20064
United States

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