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1930-1987. §§ 97-3-21, 97-7-67, 99-19-101—99-19-107 (Supp.1987)); Missouri (see Mo.Rev.Stat. Ind. 1866, 68 L.Ed.2d 359 (1981); Bullington v. Missouri, 451 U.S. 430, 101 S.Ct. 8/12/1928: 026-048. §§ 76-3-206, 76-3-207 (1978 and Supp.1987)); Vermont (see Vt.Stat.Ann., Tit. § 39-6-1132 (1982), Tex. The dissent argues that it has found such counterevidence in the laws of the 19 States that authorize capital punishment without setting any statutory minimum age. 1987), Vt. Stat. Ante, at 858. Const., Art. § 30-37-2 (1980), N.Y. N.Y. In both cases, therefore, the decisions to lower the age at which some juveniles may be treated as adults must have been based on reasons quite separate from the legislatures' views about the minimum age at which a crime should render a juvenile eligible for the death penalty. Id., at 798, 102 S.Ct., at 3377. William proudly served his country in the United States Navy. The evidence that the views of our society, so steadfast and so uniform that they have become part of the agreed-upon laws that we live by, regard that absolute age to be 16 is nonexistent. § 25-102(A) (1976), Ark. The evidence disclosed that the victim had been shot twice, and that his throat, chest, and abdomen had been cut. See also New Jersey v. Code Ann. 13, § 2802 (1974), Wash. Wash. Rev. A judge who refuses to see new threats to an established constitutional value, and hence provides a crabbed interpretation that robs a provision of its full, fair and reasonable meaning, fails in his judicial duty.". The basic philosophy concerning this is that criminal responsibility is absent in the case of misbehaving children. Only 5 of them, including the petitioner in this case, were less than 16 years old at the time of the offense.38 Statistics of this kind can, of course, be interpreted in different ways,39 but they do suggest that these five young offenders have received sentences that are "cruel and unusual in the same way that being struck by lightning is cruel and unusual." (West 1984 and Supp.1988)); Mississippi (see Miss.Code Ann. . 2595, 91 L.Ed.2d 335 (1986) (unconstitutional to execute someone when he is insane, in large part because retributive value is so low). The evidence did not show William Wayne Thompson to be a typical sixteen-year-old, and the State properly argued that fact. § 60-407 (1984), Nev. Nev. Rev. Stat., ch. This is in accord with the proposition set out at the beginning of the plurality's discussion in Part V, that " '[a]lthough the judgments of legislatures, juries, and prosecutors weigh heavily in the balance, it is for us ultimately to judge whether the Eighth Amendment permits imposition of the death penalty.' William formerly resided in Hackettstown, NJ. Code Ann., Art. Thompson v. Oklahoma 1988Appellant: William Wayne ThompsonAppellee: State of OklahomaAppellant's Claim: That executing him for committing murder when he was fifteen years old would be cruel and unusual punishment.Chief Lawyer for Appellant: Harry F. Tepker, Jr.Chief Lawyer for Appellee: David W. Lee Source for information on Thompson v. S.D. Okla.Stat., Tit. Wyo. 116, § 41, effective July 1, 1975); Rhode Island (State v. Cline, 121 R.I. 299, 397 A.2d 1309 (1979), mandatory death penalty for any prisoner unconstitutional after Woodson v. North Carolina, supra; see R.I.Gen.Laws § 11-23-2 (Supp.1987), penalties for murder do not include death); West Virginia (W.Va.Code, § 61-11-2 (1984), "Capital punishment abolished"); Wisconsin (1853 Wis.Laws, ch. Stat. 1197, 51 L.Ed.2d 393 (1977); Estelle v. Smith, 451 U.S. 454, 101 S.Ct. Const., Art. Surely the conclusion is not that it is unconstitutional to impose capital punishment upon a woman.5. Ann. that a State may deprive children of other rights—the right to marry, for example, or the right to vote—deprivations that would be constitutionally intolerable for adults"); Parham v. J.R., 442 U.S. 584, 603, 99 S.Ct. Law Code Ann. 179d, § 17 (Vernon Supp. 37, § 805-4(6) (Supp.1988); Indiana has lowered its waiver age to 14 where aggravating circumstances are present, and it has made waiver mandatory where child is 10 or older and has been charged with murder; Ind.Code §§ 31-6-2-4(b)-(e) (Supp.1987); Kentucky has established a waiver age of 14 for juveniles charged with capital offenses or Class A or B felonies; Ky.Rev.Stat. Alaska Alaska Stat. App. Wayne, whose wife, Leila already passed, leaves four children, a niece and two grandchildren. I agree that "proportionality requires a nexus between the punishment imposed and the defendant's blameworthiness." § 25.05.171 (1983) (judge may permit minor to marry without parental consent, even in the face of parental opposition, in certain circumstances) Ariz. Ariz. Rev. . Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 386, 92 S.Ct. 2149). Code Ann., Tit. If there is a point at which inflammatoriness so plainly exceeds evidentiary worth as to violate the federal Constitution, it has not been reached here. It is reported that a 10-year-old black child was hanged in Louisiana in 1855 and a Cherokee Indian child of the same age was hanged in Arkansas in 1885. Stat. § 5032 (1982 ed., Supp. Code Ann. Codified Laws § 12-3-1 (1982), Tex. See, e.g., Gardner v. Florida, 430 U.S. 349, 97 S.Ct. It is appropriate, therefore, to examine other evidence that might indicate whether or not these statutes are inconsistent with settled notions of decency in our society. Ann., Tit. Because there seems to me no plausible basis for answering this last question in the affirmative, I respectfully dissent. § 630:5(XIII) (Supp.1987) (prohibiting execution of one who was a minor at time of crime) (§ 21-B:1 indicates that age 18 is age of majority, while § 630:1(V) provides that no one under age 17 shall be held culpable of a capital offense); New Jersey (N.J.Stat.Ann. The Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence, 724 P.2d 780 (1986), citing its earlier opinion in Eddings v. State, 616 P.2d 1159 (1980), rev'd on other grounds, 455 U.S. 104, 102 S.Ct. Cent. Miss. The plurality does not attempt to maintain that this was originally understood to prohibit capital punishment for crimes committed by persons under the age of 16; the evidence is unusually clear and unequivocal that it was not. § 5-112(E) (Supp. As the foregoing history of this case demonstrates, William Wayne Thompson is not a juvenile caught up in a legislative scheme that unthinkingly lumped him together with adults for purposes of determining that death was an appropriate penalty for him and for his crime. § 13-71-109(2)(a) (1973), Del. There is, to be sure, no reason to believe that the Members of Congress had the death penalty specifically in mind; but that does not alter the reality of what federal law now on its face permits. See Enmund v. Florida, supra, 458 U.S., at 815, n. 27, 102 S.Ct. 1904-1993. It suffices to say that there is another point of view, suggested in the following passage written by our esteemed former colleague Justice Powell, whose views the plurality several times invokes for support, ante, at 823—825, 834: "Minors who become embroiled with the law range from the very young up to those on the brink of majority. ); Coker v. Georgia, 433 U.S. 584, 593-597, 97 S.Ct. William Wayne Thompson: Birthdate: 1858: Birthplace: Georgia, United States: Death: Immediate Family: Son of Alexander William Thompson and Laura Thompson Husband of Lucy Matilda Thompson and Amelia/Permelia Thompson Father of Jewel Stacy Thompson; Tommie Thompson and 2 Children Unrecorded Brother of Franklin Thompson. Rev. Stat. 1987), Ariz. Ariz. Rev. . 87 (West Supp. 3368, 73 L.Ed.2d 1140 (1982); see also Ford v. Wainwright, 477 U.S. 399, 106 S.Ct. See also Children and Young Persons Act 1933, 23 Geo. And finally, I do not see how the procedural and substantive protections referred to in (a) provide any precedent for what is done in (c). Proportionately, the drop is as impressive as that which the plurality points to in 15-year-old executions. The dissent is mistaken both when it reads into my discussion a contrary implication and when it suggests that there are ulterior reasons behind the implication it has incorrectly drawn. Most States have various provisions regulating driving age, from learner's permits through driver's licenses. Ann. If 15-year-olds must be explicitly named in capital statutes, why not those of extremely low intelligence, or those over 75, or any number of other appealing groups as to which the existence of a national consensus regarding capital punishment may be in doubt for the same reason the concurrence finds it in doubt here, viz., because they are not specifically named in the capital statutes? See, e.g., Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280, 96 S.Ct. 2978, 49 L.Ed.2d 944 (1976); Roberts v. Louisiana, 428 U.S. 325, 96 S.Ct. Me. The history of the death penalty instructs that there is danger in inferring a settled societal consensus from statistics like those relied on in this case. § 42-105 (1984), Nev. Nev. Rev. 3035, 3043-3045, 3047, 61 L.Ed.2d 797 (1979) (abortion decision differs in important ways from other decisions that may be made during minority). See, e.g., Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S., at 268-269, 92 S.Ct. Justice O'CONNOR, concurring in the judgment. V. Streib, Death Penalty for Juveniles 42, Table 3-1. 29,293 records for William Thompson. "The [cruel and unusual punishments clause] in the opinion of the learned commentators may be therefore progressive, and is not fastened to the obsolete but may acquire meaning as public opinion becomes enlightened by a humane justice." 10-14. Proc. Ann. 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