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October 10, 2004

Stories on the death penalty for juvenile offenders

If you are sick of Blakely, you can look forward to coming coverage of the quite distinct issue to be argued to the Supreme Court this week: the continued constitutionality of the execution of offenders who commited their crimes while juveniles. I have done posts on Roper v. Simmons, the case to be argued Wednesday, October 13 before the Justices , here and here. Newspapers are starting to run stories on Roper and issues related both to the death penalty and juvenile justice, as evidenced by a piece here and another piece here.

UPDATE: Additional thoughtful coverage of Roper v. Simmons and related issues can be found in this Chicago Tribune story and this Dallas Morning News story.

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