Tuesday, March 01, 2005

If You're Under 18 in The USA, There Is Nothing You Can Do That Will Get You the Death Penalty

Blogfather Hugh Hewitt has a stinging and brief summary of the Supreme Court's death penalty decision today.

I have always been just slightly ambivalent about the death penalty (the Judeo-Christian kind of ambivalence that keeps an eye on the principle of mercy), but a flat-out prohibition like the one the Court adopted today seems beyond the pale.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scalia's dissent is, as usual, definitely worth the read. In addition to the withering "shots" at the majority's usurpation, he carefully and logically destroys house of cards that attempts to pass as legal analysis to undergird the latest diktat from the Supreme Court's "enlightened" wing. I have been wary of jumping on the bandwagon of those who believe we live in an age of judicial tyranny (whether of the "Men in Black" variety or the more philosophical symposium published in the journal, First Things), but it's getting harder in the face of this latest foray by the Court into the realm of legal decisions geared toward putting in their places the not-to-be-trusted redneck populace who supposedly embarrass the more sophisticated among us in the world court of world opinion. 

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Tuesday, March 01, 2005 5:10:00 PM  

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