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Justices To Rule On Child Rapist's Death Sentence

Publication Date: 
January 05, 2008
Source: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
David G. Savage

The Los Angeles Times references Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher's role in a case currently in front of the Supreme Court that deals with a death row inmate condemned to death for the rape of a child:

In Kennedy's appeal, lawyer Jeffrey L. Fisher argued that Louisiana's decision "flouts the overwhelming national consensus" against capital punishment for rape.

"This court should pause before condoning a practice so heavily tinged with the scourge of racism," Fisher, a professor at Stanford Law School, argued in a court filing.

Fisher also said Kennedy's IQ is low, about 70.