A SCOTUS Screw Up
It turns out that since 2006 under military law a child rapist CAN get the death penalty. Whoops!
Justice Kennedy hung the majority's opinion on the "evolving standards of decency" assertion. It seems more constituencies, not less, are supporting the death penalty for a heinous crime. Maybe the standard of decency is evolving toward the death penalty instead of away from it.
Or maybe that argument was completely bogus in the first place, allowing "progressive" judges to undemocratically impose their personal moral beliefs on an entire country.