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Stephen Breyer

Supreme Court wrestles with legal aftermath of 'Wichita Massacre'

WASHINGTON _ Death penalty challenges from two Wichita, Kan., brothers convicted of a notorious rape-and-murder spree seemed to sputter Wednesday before skeptical Supreme Court justices.tmpplchld Even several liberal justices sounded doubtful about some arguments raised by attorneys for Reginald Carr Jr. and his younger brother Jonathan, while conservative justices all but announced their support for the Kansas prosecutors who secured death sentences for both Carrs.tmpplchld Underscoring the court's apparent tilt, Justice Antonin Scalia took the unusual step of reading, at length, a detailed account of what the Carrs did in December 2000. Scalia pulled few punches in casting doubt on...