In two recent BK Live videos (September 22 and October 16) I discussed a few cases before the U.S. Supreme Court dealing with the death penalty. On October 7, the Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the death verdicts in Wichita, Kansas of the Carr brothers who sexually assaulted and murdered four people and attempted to murder a fifth—a young woman who fortunately lived to testify against them. The Supreme Court has not issued a decision yet. I mention the Carr brothers only because the State of Kansas was back in the news last Friday regarding a different death penalty case. For the first time since Kansas reinstated the death penalty in 1994, the State Supreme Court upheld a death verdict in the case of John E. Robinson Jr. Read the Kansas City Star article here. Robinson is a serial…

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