Who is Roper in Roper v. Simmons?

Question:

Who is Roper in Roper v. Simmons?

Supreme Court Cases:

Roper V. Simmons was a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled that the death penalty could not be imposed on people under the age of 18. It was decided by a slim 5-4 majority.

Answer and Explanation:

The Roper in Roper v. Simmons was Donald P. Roper, the superintendent of the Potosi Correctional Center in the state of Missouri. The defendant in the case was Christopher Simmons, who was 17 years old at the time that he committed the murder of Shirley Crook in 1993.


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