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Despite Gaffe, Supreme Court Won't Revisit Landmark Child-Rape Ruling

Publication Date: 
October 01, 2008
Source: 
The Christian Science Monitor
Author: 
Warren Richey

Professor Jeffrey Fisher's Supreme Court brief is cited in a Christian Science Monitor story about the Supreme Court's ruling "not to revisit a landmark decision handed down three months ago declaring that the death penalty for child rapists is cruel and unusual punishment":

"This court has never looked to military law to provide guidance in conducting Eighth Amendment analyses of state capital punishment laws," Jeffrey Fisher, a Stanford Law School professor serving as Kennedy's lawyer, wrote in his brief.