Pain at the pump

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My gas tank is nearing empty and only one thing’s for sure: The next time I fill up I’ll be paying more than $4 a gallon. At an appearance earlier this week at a foreign-owned wind turbine plant in Pennsylvania, President Barack Obama was asked about high gas prices. In an AP report that has […]

Interesting, but irrelevant

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When our benevolent rulers on the Supreme Court decided last week that we had evolved past the point of punishing child rapists with the death penalty, part of the justification was the fact that so few jurisdictions had passed laws making the crime death penalty worthy. This ignored the convenient fact that the Court itself […]

Evolving standards of decency

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court Legislature took an impromptu survey of the states and decided that since a bunch of them hadn’t rushed to extend the death penalty to child rapists in the past few years, that the nation’s “evolving standards of decency” prohibits the death penalty for those most despicable people. [PDF of the […]

Define "unconstitutional"

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If this is how they “think,” then I wouldn’t trust any of the members of The New York Times editorial board to edit an eye chart. Check out today’s editorial on a Supreme Court case to determine whether or not lethal injection is a cruel and unusual punishment, banned by the Eighth Amendment. (Orin Kerr […]

Moussaoui gets life

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The jury in Alexandria, Va., couldn’t come to a unanimous verdict on so-called 20th hijacker Zaccharias Moussaoui, so he will get life without the possibility of parole. I can live with this, but I have just one question: Does this mean he gets put in the general prison population? I know it’s generally frowned upon […]

Milosevic dead

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Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his cell earlier today. Good riddance to bad rubbish. The point I wanted to make in regard to this was how the international “justice” system works — or rather, how it doesn’t. Slobodan Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002, defending himself against 66 counts […]

More on Michael Morales

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It looks like convicted murderer Michael Morales will live at least a year or two more thanks to judges who believe that the constitution’s prohibition on “cruel and unusual punishment” prohibits the causation of any pain before, during or after the execution procedure. I’ve already pointed out that I believe the judge was acting as […]

Meddling judges

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The case I mentioned last week regarding a judge unilaterally changing California’s procedures for administering the death penalty has borne fruit — now the state can’t execute convicted rapist and murderer Michael Morales [PDF Format]. California officials postponed indefinitely the execution of convicted killer Michael Morales on Tuesday after notifying a federal court they could […]

Legislating from the bench

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Federal Judge Jeremy Fogel apparently didn’t like the idea of invalidating California’s death penalty — and possibly that of 36 other states, so he did a little legislating to get the result he was looking for. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that California must change its lethal injection method for the execution of Michael Morales […]

Justice done

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Judge Joan Weber today sentenced cop-killer Adrian Camacho to death today. You can read two articles here and here. The North County Times article (the first link) is the more complete of the two — and I encourage you to read it and pray for Jamie Zeppetella. I caught two of the local 11 p.m. […]