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October 15, 2008

Yale LJ Pocket Part piece on Kennedy rehearing denial

I am intrigued to see that the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part already has this new piece on-line concerning the Supreme Court's denial of rehearing in the Kennedy child rape case.  The piece is by Bidish Sarma and is titled "Still in Search of a Unifying Principle: What Kennedy v. Louisiana and the Supreme Court’s Denial of the State’s Petition for Rehearing Signal for the Future."  Here is an excerpt from the piece's introduction: "

The State of Louisiana claimed that a recent change in military law invalidated the Court’s finding [in Kennedy] of a national consensus.  It attempted to capitalize upon fresh media coverage and widespread confusion about the facts by filing a petition for rehearing with the Supreme Court.  On October 1, 2008, the Court denied the request for a rehearing.  This piece briefly explores: (I) the basis of the Court’s decision to reject the request for rehearing; and (II) the Kennedy decision’s implications for the Eighth Amendment’s future.

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