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Kennedy v. Louisiana

  • By: William C. Plouffe Jr.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The case of Kennedy v. Louisiana, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, 2008, has again brought the death penalty to the forefront of the legal debate in the United States concerning the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and ...

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