Congressmen Write to Supreme Court for Death Penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down the death penalty for sexual battery (rape) of a child. Eighty-five Republican congressmen wrote to the Court to tell them they got it wrong.

The letter said the Supreme Court had inaccurate information and should re-consider the death penalty. The letter noted that the rationale of “evolving standards of decency” ignored the re-instatement of death for child rape in the Uniform Code of Military Justice in 2006.