Skip to comments.High Court Ends Death Penalty for Youths
Posted on 03/01/2005 7:32:36 AM PST by So Cal Rocket
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Scalia for Chief Justice!
Wow, I must have really poor reading skills since I have never found anything in the constitution delineating age restrictions related to crime and punishment. I see it is the same four usual suspects plus Kennedy that rendered this truly horrible opinion on the rest of the country. Forget about representative government. Forget about the right of the states to determine how to deal with brutal murderers. These five arbiters of the law get to dictate to the rest of us how we can apply justice. With the imminent loss of Rehnquist from the court, we sure do need to have two or more of these leftist devotees of central government power to fall off of the court in the next couple of years for the safety of the Republic. Something must turn this court around while we still have a Constitution left.
Maybe the judge would like to take several of those bad-boys home for a few weeks to show us all how nice they are.
It's truly unfortunate that the Supreme Court has taken this moment to give criminal gang members a shield against punishment. Time to get a new court, FUR SHUR.
Unbelieveable that there were even four justices in support of killing children.
You're either pro-life or you're not.
Well, now we're no longer in the company of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia, the only countries left in the world which still execute minors.
Much more of this & I'll need to learn not to give a s***.
This is the logic that bothered me... Kennedy based his decision on a trend... not the Constitution.
Where did it say that was his basis? It simply said that was a note in the majority decision.
Yes, the US is beginning to look more & more like the rest of the world, isn't it.
Pro innocent life.
As if we were? DA statement w/o some support.
The murdering gang-bangers typically involved hardly qualify as "children".
Do parents have the right to judge their children?
At what age should parents impose the death penalty?
so...the entire arguement turns on what Justice Kennedy personally perceives as a "trend"...now THAT is intellectually weak!
And...a murderer is pro-life?
As far as I know, we haven't executed a teenager yet. I thought it takes about 15+ years before an execution is done.
Justice Kennedy is intellectually weak!
AMEN! Convicted murderers should die, as justice demands it. I cannot understand why individuals can not see a difference between the murder of innocent life due to the choice of one individual and capital punishment of a convicted murderer decided by jury and properly legislated by a democratic republic.
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