- Words: 1651
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Criminal Justice
- Paper #: 64069671
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Supreme Court finally strikes down juvenile executions
On Mar. 1, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down once and for all juvenile executions in the United States, abandoning nations such as Nigeria, Congo, China, Pakistan and others whose records of human rights abuse are staggering.
The 5-4 decision reverses the death sentences of about 70 juvenile murderers and bars states from seeking to execute minors for future crimes.
The executions, the