Thia seeems to be another pointless law which will have more adverse effects than positive achievements:
Louisiana’s Supreme Court ruled that a man may be executed for raping an 8-year-old girl, and lawyers say his case may become the test for whether the nation’s highest court upholds the death penalty for someone who rapes a child.
Both sides say the sentence for Patrick Kennedy, 42, could expand a 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held the death penalty for rape violated the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment. The high court said then that its ruling applied only to adult victims.
Attorney Jelpi Picou, director of the New Orleans-based Capital Appeals Project, said he will ask the Louisiana Supreme Court for a rehearing and, if rejected, will go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“As horrid as (rape) is and as harshly as we believe it should be condemned, death is inappropriate in this case,” Picou said.
Attention Lousiana rapists- better make sure your victim is dead and can not pick you out of a line-up. It isn’t like you have anything to lose.