Roper v - Adrian Gil Block 2 Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S....

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Adrian Gil Block 2 Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551(2005) – 8 th Amendment Summation of Fact: The parties here were Christopher Simmons who at the start of all the commotion was only 17 and Roper. The main problem here was that Simmons committed a crime that in the end had him sentenced to death. Christopher was only 17 and so it was debated whether or not it was okay for a minor to be sentenced to death but in the end that is what happened. However, later a separate court case, Atkins v. Virginia, stated that it was wrong to put down people that suffer from mental issues. So after this happened, the supreme court of Missouri decided to take another look at this case and hold it to the recent standards of what is acceptable to punish. This case ended in the decision that it was illegal to have a minor be sentenced to the death penalty since it was viewed as immoral by the standards of the present day. However, this decision was appealed by the government and the case went to the Supreme
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