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Unformatted text preview: Blackmun’s dissent • Laws don’t invoke strict scrutiny • Uses previous civil rights precedent • Bottom of pg 318 • Prosecutors at the Georgia state level operated with an unchecked system and was susceptible to abuse • Powell • No evidence that it is racially neutral Simmons v. Roper • Is execution of children ok? • Rejection of juvenile death penalty in many states and is strong enough to argue for an emerging national consensus against it • Also emerging consensus among world (international) •...
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- Spring '08
- Penology, Roper v. Simmons