Supreme Court Strikes Down Death Penalty for Juveniles

The Ruling

The Supreme Court raises the eligible age for the death penalty.

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the death penalty for juveniles. The court's decision, on a 5-to-4 vote, forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes. The ruling means that more than 70 death-row inmates will not be executed in different states.

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