This is a 3 part essay question. In total, the answer should consist of at least 350 words.

A. The Court in Roper v. Simmons said it is unconstitutional to execute persons who were 17 at the time of their crimes. Are persons who are 18 much more responsible than 17-year-olds? Why draw the line at 17?

B. Briefly summarize the facts, issue, holding and reasoning in the Roper case.

C. How does the Roper case affect the Graham v. Florida ruling?

Please remember to list your references in Bluebook format.

Note that your essay answer should contain a minimum of 350 words.

 
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