By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
"The opinion reads more like an out-of-control legislative debate than a constitutional analysis," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican. "One thing is clear: The five members of the court who issued the opinion do not share the same 'standards of decency' as the people of Louisiana."
The Supreme Court banned executions for rape in 1977 in a case in which the victim was an adult woman.