Several U.S. Jewish groups have come out against capital punishment for juvenile offenders. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Missouri man convicted of committing a murder when he was 17 years old. Jewish groups joined a coalition of religious groups in calling the death penalty for juvenile offenders a violation of the Eighth Amendment and community religious tradition.
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