blogenlust
10.15.2004

Juvenile Death Penalty


This week the Supreme Court began reviewing the case of Donald P. Roper v. Christopher Simmons (scroll down to Wed, Oct 13). The case re-examines the minimum age for capital punishment. You can read about the Simmons case here and TalkLeft has some thoughts, too. Fun Fact of the Day: Other than the United States, countries that execute juveniles are Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, Somalia, and the Congo! Bonus fact: the US and Krygystan are the only two countries that execute the mentally retarded. Culture of life, my ass.