Thursday, June 26, 2008

Louisiana Child Rape Law Struck Down

CHICAGO - Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday they disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to outlaw the executions of people who rape children.
McCain called the ruling an "assault" on legal system.

Obama said it is wrong to flatly prohibit the death penalty in such cases if states want to apply it.

The court's 5-4 decision struck down a Louisiana law that allows capital punishment for people convicted of raping children under 12, saying it violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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