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July 29, 2008

Will the Supreme Court Rehear Kennedy v. Louisiana?

As discussed by SCOTUSblog here, the DOJ on Monday asked the Supreme Court to rehear the case of Kennedy v. Louisiana, in which the Court struck down Louisiana's law permitting the death penalty for child rape.  As discussed in a prior post found here, the Court's ruling failed to take account of a federal law in the military justice system authorizing the death penalty in that instance.  The DOJ's request comes one week after Louisiana also requested the Court to rehear the case.

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Survey say: No. Any further comments will come in the denial of rehearing.

Posted by: Scotus | Jul 29, 2008 4:53:33 PM

That's too bad, I don't know if the death penalty is necessary for that crime, but it also makes me feel sick. Did they ever rehear the case, do you know?

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