Kennedy v. Louisiana

NACDL amicus curiae brief in support of certiorari.

Documents

Kennedy v. Louisiana

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 07-343

Argument(s)

Brief argues that since convictions for child rape often rest solely on the testimony of children, and that research explains that child testimony is frequently unreliable, the risk of innocent persons receiving the death penalty is unacceptable; the Court has consistently held that the Eighth Amendment demands heightened reliability in capital cases.

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Author(s)

Jonathan G. Cedarbaum, Michael J. Gottlieb and Joshua M. Salzman, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, D.C. Click Here for NACDL's Merits Brief.