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SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by williambedloe on Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:53 pm

...and just what is their definition of a heinous crime, if the rape of a child is not? This makes me wonder about our country sometimes...unbelievable


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080625/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_child_rape


Court bans death penalty for child rape


By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer 4 minutes ago


WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declared Wednesday that executions are too severe a punishment for raping children, despite the "years of long anguish" for victims, in a ruling that restricts the death penalty to murder and crimes against the state.

The court's 5-4 decision struck down a Louisiana law that allows capital punishment for people convicted of raping children under 12. It spares the only people in the U.S. under sentence of death for that crime — two Louisiana men convicted of raping girls 5 and 8.
The ruling also invalidates laws on the books in five other states that allowed executions for child rape that does not result in the death of the victim.
However devastating the crime to children, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion, "the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child." His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.."



Even Obama didn't like this one:

"The decision resonated in the presidential campaign, too, where Democrat Barack Obama objected to it. Obama said there should be no blanket prohibition of the death penalty for the rape of children if states want to apply it in those cases..."






Disgusting...I can tell you one thing...that happens to my kids, and I will defy this decision myself...many times over

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Re: SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by PeggySue on Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:05 pm

I have 4 daughters, and I would be the first one to go to the death chamber after killing someone that had violated them. The wording of this law needs to be changed. I think the death penalty was on the books as for causing the death of another??? And the crap that came out about lethal injection being cruel and unusual punishment, please. An eye for an eye when it comes to the sick and twisted.

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Re: SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by JP on Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:45 pm

leave it up to the state, pretty simple

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Re: SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by PeggySue on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:10 pm

JP wrote:leave it up to the state, pretty simple

I live in California. Do I need to say anymore. I think I should move back to Texas.

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Re: SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by JP on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:14 pm

PeggySue wrote:
JP wrote:leave it up to the state, pretty simple

I live in California. Do I need to say anymore. I think I should move back to Texas.
No you dont, Cali is its own strange country. Good Luck to you! affraid

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The Justices of the Supreme Court

Post by aug3 on Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:21 pm

The Justices of the Supreme Court

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
President George W. Bush
nominated him asChief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005.

John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice
President Ford
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat Decem-ber 19, 1975.

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated him asan Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat February 18, 1988.

David Hackett Souter, Associate Justice
President Bush
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 9, 1990.

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice
President Bush
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice
President Clinton
nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice
President Clinton
nominated him as an Asso-ciate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
President George W. Bush
nominated him as an AssociateJustice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006.

Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat September 25, 1981. Justice O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.



That liberal S.C.!!!! cheers

Verify everything.
i don't believe you

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Re: SCOTUS - Child Rapists cannot be executed

Post by williambedloe on Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:48 am

aug3 wrote:The Justices of the Supreme Court

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice
President George W. Bush
nominated him asChief Justice of the United States, and he took his seat on September 29, 2005.

John Paul Stevens, Associate Justice
President Ford
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat Decem-ber 19, 1975.

Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated him asan Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat September 26, 1986.

Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat February 18, 1988.

David Hackett Souter, Associate Justice
President Bush
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 9, 1990.

Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice
President Bush
nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat October 23, 1991.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice
President Clinton
nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat August 10, 1993.

Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice
President Clinton
nominated him as an Asso-ciate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.

Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice
President George W. Bush
nominated him as an AssociateJustice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006.

Sandra Day O’Connor (Retired), Associate Justice
President Reagan
nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat September 25, 1981. Justice O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court on January 31, 2006.



That liberal S.C.!!!! cheers

Verify everything.
i don't believe you

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Nice try...being nominated by a Republican is more important than actual voting record??? O'Connor is retired, so why include her - to pad the stats a bit?

It's liberal voting records that are the plague

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