The Supreme Court appeared deeply divided Wednesday on the constitutionality of executing juveniles -- and on whether international norms should be a factor in making that decision. As is often the case, Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor may hold the key to the outcome. Neither one sent clear signals to the crowded courtroom about their views, though Kennedy's questions indicated that he is troubled by points made by both sides in the case, Roper v. Simmons.
High Court Hears Arguments on Executing Juveniles
October 14, 2004