International Law Keyed to Damrosche
Roper v. Simmons
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Christopher Simmons (D) was convicted by the state of Missouri (P) for murder when he was 17 years old. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional as applied to minors and set aside the death sentence on Simmons (D). This ruling was reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and in the process of reaching its conclusion, considered the opinion of the international community.
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