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US Supreme Court Rejects Opportunity To Ban Death Penalty

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Pennsylvania inmate’s appeal to consider a nationwide ban on the death penalty.

Court justices didn’t comment following the rejection of a challenge from death row inmate Shonda Walter.

Walter’s appeal came following a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer in June to reevaluate the death penalty. Breyer renewed his plea last week when he gave a last-minute reprieve to a death row inmate in Alabama.

That inmate was later put to death.

Sources: AP, ABC 13 / Photo credit: Wikipedia

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