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High Court Reviews Death Penalty Jury Instructions

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High Court Reviews Death Penalty Jury Instructions

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High Court Reviews Death Penalty Jury Instructions

High Court Reviews Death Penalty Jury Instructions

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The Supreme Court reviews whether juries deciding on a death sentence must be told whether they can give life without parole. The defense, in an appeal from Pennsylvania, says juries might not sentence someone to death if they know a defendant can't be paroled.