Given the monumental importance of the US Supreme Court’s, 5 March 2003, decision regarding the constitutionality of California’s Three Strike law, we collected quite a number of articles from newspapers of record and made them available for your reading. All are dated 6 March 2003 (except for the last article by George Will).
The Associated Press, Court Finds ‘Three-Strikes Laws’ Constitutional
The San Diego Union-Tribune, Divided court upholds state’s 3-strikes law
USA Today, Tough crime laws OK’d
USA Today, Court backs tough laws on molesters, repeat offenders
Washington Times, Court upholds ‘three strikes’ law
The Fresno Bee, 3 Strikes hits home run with high court support
The New York Times, Justices Uphold Long Prison Terms in Repeat Crimes
The Los Angeles Times, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Megan’s Laws, Three-Strikes
Mercury News, ‘Three strikes’ upheld by court
The San Francisco Chronicle, Top court upholds ‘3 strikes’ – Justices allow 25-year-to-life terms for shoplifting
The Washington Post, California’s ‘3-Strikes’ Law Upheld – Supreme Court Decides Long Prison Terms Legal
NEWSWEEK, Three Strikes and You’re In, George F. Will, March 17, 2003.