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Supreme Court Rejects Death Row Appeals

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from death row inmates in four states that raised different questions about the fairness of capital punishment.   Justice Stephen Breyer, commenting on two of those cases, repeated his call for the court to take up the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer said defendants who face death sentences are not society's worst criminals but are "chosen at random, on the basis, perhaps of geography, perhaps of the views of the...

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