Supreme Court Hears Juvenile Death Penalty Case In a fresh debate over the scope of the death penalty, the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday about the constitutionality of executing minors. The court will rule on whether executing teenagers who commit crimes at age 16 or 17 should be banned as cruel and unusual punishment. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.
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In a fresh debate over the scope of the death penalty, the Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday about the constitutionality of executing minors. The court will rule on whether executing teenagers who commit crimes at age 16 or 17 should be banned as cruel and unusual punishment. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.