Supreme Court Case for Kennedy vs Louisiana 1. Present the case, names
2. Arguments on both sides
3. Your own arguments, which side you pick.
4. The case number is 554 it happened on June 25, 2008.
Facts and Procedural History. Patrick Kennedy was convicted of raping his eight-year-old stepdaughter in a Louisiana Court. He was sentenced to the death penalty and appealed based on the Eighth Amendment. Although the Louisiana Supreme Court continued the sentencing of the death penalty, agreeing with five other states that the vulnerability of children made this a necessary sentence, it was once again appealed to the United States Supreme Court.