Victims' Rights Less Emphasized by the U.S. Supreme Court

August 1987
Chinese American Forum;Aug1987, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p24
The article reports on the ruling of the Supreme Court on victims' rights law. The Supreme Court struck down part of Maryland victims' rights law and ruled that emotional statements by victims' family influence a jury that is deciding the death penalty. Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. said that the statements violates the rights of a defendant. Victims' rights group denounced the ruling.


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