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Re: Rehearing Petition in Kennedy v. Louisiana


Here’s an interesting development (which I learned from Jonathan Adler at the Volokh Conspiracy):  The Solicitor General’s office has joined the state of Louisiana’s request that the Supreme Court rehear Kennedy v. Louisiana, the 5-4 decision last month in which the Court ruled that imposition of the death penalty for the crime of raping a child violates the Eighth Amendment.  Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog provides a summary of the SG’s filing.

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