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Child rape: a capital crime?

Publication Date: 
April 16, 2008
Source: 
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Author: 
Michael Doyle

Law Professor Jeffrey Fisher is quoted in a St. Paul Pioneer Press story regarding the use of executions for non-murder cases.

No one has been executed solely for the crime of rape in the United States in the past 43 years, Kennedy's attorney Jeffrey Fisher, a Stanford Law School professor, told the court.

"Louisiana's capital rape law is particularly at odds with national values because Louisiana is the only state in which (Kennedy), a nonrecidivist, could be subject to the death penalty."