August 14, 2002
U.S. legal system, part two

Omer Salmain Saleh Bakarbashat, a Yemeni national in the U.S. illegally and scooped up in the post-Sept. 11 sweep of illegal aliens has pleaded guilty to immigration violations and awaits deportation. The San Diego Union-Tribune has an excellent article on Bakarbashat in which he makes the following observations of the U.S. justice system Though he […]

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August 14, 2002
Cruel and unusual...lawyers

Texas executed a Mexican-national cop-killer earlier today. The following line in the Associated Press story caught my eye. Besides raising claims about the treaty violations in their appeal to the Supreme Court, Suarez's lawyers said his 14 execution dates since his 1989 conviction amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment. Why has there been 14 […]

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August 14, 2002
The most intelligent person named Ramesh

That would be National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru who has an excellent, well-reasoned piece on human cloning. An excerpt: It is true, of course, that religious believers have been prominent among opponents of cloning. But in general, their position has not rested on doctrines about, say, ensoulment, still less on any belief that God has revealed, […]

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