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Supreme Court / Juvenile Death Penalty #781776

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 01, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Manuel Medrano) Supreme Court ruling that executing people under 18 is unconstitutional examined; details given of the case of murderer Christopher Simmons; majority opinion of Justice Anthony Kennedy & dissenting opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia quoted. [Juvenile Law Center Marsha LEVICK†- backs the court's decision.] [Daughter of death row inmate Celeste MURPHY†, mother of murder victim Diane MARINO†- offer differing opinions on the court's position.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) How this death penalty case will affect a potential court vacancy during President Bush's second term discussed.

Jennings, Peter;
Medrano, Manuel;
Moran, Terry

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