WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

IU Law Prof. Says Supreme Court May Have Flubbed Child Rape Decision

Last updated on Monday, July 14, 2008

(BLOOMINGTON) - An Indiana University law professor says the Supreme Court may have made a mistake in its decision on applying the death penalty to child rapists.

In the 5-4 decision in Kennedy v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court determined the death penalty cannot be constitutionally applied to a criminal convicted of anything less than murder, or other high state crimes like treason and espionage.

However, IU law professor Craig Bradley says the recent addition of capital punishment for child rapists within the military, under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, could cause the Roberts court to re-visit its decision, saying the court made a, "mistake," in the decision.

However, Bradley also believes that, should the case be re-visited, a different result would be unlikely.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page