High Court to Review Teen Executions

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court begins taking up the issue of juvenile executions. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to George McElroy, a former prosecuting attorney in the case of Christopher Simmons, initially sentenced to death for killing a woman when he was 17 but now serving a life sentence. Also joining the conversation is Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama and professor of clinical law at New York University's School of Law.

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