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March 21, 2007

Interesting death sentencing SCOTUS argument

This AP story provides some highlights of today's SCOTUS oral argument in Roper v. Weaver, which examines a range of issues surrounding a state prosecutor's provocative closing statements during the penalty phase of the capital trial.  The official transcript, which is available at this link, is much more to read than yesterday's habeas hullabaloo in Fly v. Pliler (discussed here).

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