Supreme Court Rejects Pennsylvania Inmate’s Appeal To Outlaw Death Penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Pennsylvania inmate’s appeal to consider banning the death penalty across the United States. The justices did not comment today in turning away a challenge from death row inmate Shonda Walter. Walter’s appeal plays off Justice Stephen Breyer’s call in an impassioned dissent in June to re-evaluate the death penalty in light of problems involving its imposition and use.

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