Hard Cases and Questionable Law Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Hard Cases and Questionable Law
A discussion of the brief filed as amicus curia in the case of "Roper v. Simmons."
# 135823 | 1,500 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Law (Criminal) , Law (Historic Trials) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice)

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The paper explains the "Roper v. Simmons" case where Simmons was a punk who murdered a woman in cold blood when he was just 17. The paper then discusses how the Supreme Court ruled that a person committing a crime while a juvenile cannot suffer capital punishment for that crime. The essay then examines two law review articles which appeared in the wake of this case.

From the Paper:

"The Brief filed by the American Psychological Association as Amici Curiae supporting the respondent in "Roper v. Simmons" is somewhat unusual as a brief in a case before the United States Supreme Court. In its list of authorities, this brief lists thirteen cases and seven statutes, but in the brief, none of these is given extensive discussion. The miscellaneous materials, running over eight pages and containing citations to more than 60 items, lists a sweeping range of scientific materials that are beyond the conventional issues on which most cases are decided (Amicus Brief, iii-xii)."

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