Death Penalty Splits the Court
The Supreme Court reversed one death penalty sentence Thursday while upholding another. Both decisions were 5-4, and eight of the justices voted consistently in the two cases, either for capital punishment or against it. The swing voter, in the majority both times, was -- you guessed it -- Justice Anthony Kennedy. The result is a continuation of the court’s positively contradictory death jurisprudence -- which reflects, come to think of it, our collective national inconsistency on the topic.
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