Blackmun Papers Show Evolution of Death-Penalty Stance

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Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> Blackmun on His Shift Against the Death Penalty

The papers of the late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, now public, show how the justice's legal opinions on the death penalty changed during his 24-year tenure on the high court. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.



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