High Court Hears Debate on Death Penalty Process The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether juries mulling the death penalty must be told if life without parole is an option. In a case from Pennsylvania, the law did not permit the judge to answer the jury's question about whether the defendant could get parole if sentenced to life. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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High Court Hears Debate on Death Penalty Process

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High Court Hears Debate on Death Penalty Process

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High Court Hears Debate on Death Penalty Process

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The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether juries mulling the death penalty must be told if life without parole is an option. In a case from Pennsylvania, the law did not permit the judge to answer the jury's question about whether the defendant could get parole if sentenced to life. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.