Tuesday, March 01, 2005

No More Kids in the Chair

Top News Article | Reuters.com: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday abolished the death penalty for juveniles, a major victory for opponents of capital punishment in the last country in the world that gave official sanction to the execution of people who commit crimes as minors.

By a 5-4 vote, the high court declared unconstitutional the death penalty those under the age of 18 when they committed their crimes, a decision that could affect more than 70 death row inmates who face execution for murders done when they were 16 or 17 years old. "

Woohoo, pro-lifers rejoice! The U.S. is no longer one of the backward-ass countries that executes children.

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