Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Hey, but what about the Constitution?

Anthony Kennedy, from his SCOTUS majority opinion on the juvenile death penalty:

It is proper that we acknowledge the overwhelming weight of international opinion against the juvenile death penalty
Okay then. Chalk up another victory for "Transnational Progressivism".

No matter how you feel about meeting the death penalty to citizens who committed their crimes as juveniles (and I'm against it, by the way...) you may not want to applaud this decision. There's a good chance that there's a fair amount of "international opinion and law" that you may not like.

For a good analysis, check out this Wall Street Journal editorial.

Update: Iowahawk nails it in this screamer. Here's a highlight:

By a 5-4 margin, it reversed death sentences for prisoners convicted of crimes committed while juveniles; however, the Court ruled that states may voluntarily terminate prisoners as "extremely late-term abortions" under Roe v. Wade.
Man, he's a hoot!


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