Washington_The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.
The court voted 5-4 that a Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Oklahoma has a similar law in which a person with a prior conviction of raping a child can be sentenced to death.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion that the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child. There has not been an execution in the United States for a crime that did not also involve the death of the victim in 44 years.
The case before the court involves 43-year-old Patrick Kennedy who was sentenced to death for raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Louisiana.
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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.
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Congress is moving to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House was to approve...
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