9 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2009
Date Written: December 29, 2008
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: 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