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   Court rejects death penalty for raping children

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6/25/2008 9:30 am

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Yahoo News

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Entered 6/25/2008, Updated 6/25/2008

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law that allows the execution of people convicted of a raping a child. In a 5-4 vote, the court says the law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in cases of child rape violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.


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