Kennedy v. Louisiana

Read the case, Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407 (2008) which can be found in the Resources link.

You are the legal training officer for your state’s corrections agency and have been asked by the state Secretary of Corrections to train employees on the implications of this case. Specifically, the Secretary wants you to address the Eighth Amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause’s historical impact on the state’s current and anticipated ability to use the death penalty to punish the crime of child rape. Be sure to address (a) the law’s centrality to theories and research in philosophy, social science, business and public policy; (b) the role and authority of the judicial system in interpreting the U.S. Constitution; and (c) how the law can infringe upon personal liberty.

You must cite sources in Bluebook format to support and defend your position. Remember to post your initial comments [at least 500 words

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