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Alabama killer case: When a jury says 'life' and a judge says 'death'
Two Supreme Court justices — Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen G. Breyer — are upset that the court won’t hear the appeal of an Alabama killer who was sentenced to death by a judge after a jury declined to impose the death penalty. They have lots of company. But I’m sympathetic to the justices who declined to take the case.
By Michael McGough
November 20, 2013