Louisiana vs. Kennedy court case. Please help!?
I'm doing a presentation on this trial and I need to have some questions for my audience to answer, any suggestions other than "Do you think he should have been given captial punishment?"
- Steven CLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Kennedy versus Louisiana
In 1977, the United States Supreme Court held in Coker v. Georgia that the death
penalty was a disproportionate penalty for the offense of rape. Coker was convicted
and sentenced to death for kidnapping and raping a sixteen-year-old girl at knifepoint.
He had prior convictions for rape, murder, kidnapping and assault. In determining
whether the death penalty was constitutional for rape, the Court looked to the actions of
state legislatures, the actions of juries, and its own moral assessment of the penalty.
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