What happened to state's rights? This ruling escapes me. The death sentence is absolutely an appropriate sentence for a child rapist. How does Kennedy and his morally ill comrades quantify what died in that child? The rapist killed that child, metaphorically perhaps, but that child is dead. And their life, as it might have been, is over. They will never see the world the same, never feel safe, never trust, never have a moment not colored by that lowlife that stole their life from them. The child is dead.
It sounds like sharia law ............. imagine who O-bambi will nominate to that group. The mind reels.
In yet another infamous 5-4 ruling: hat tip ejo
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the death penalty should not apply to a man convicted of raping a child, saying that capital punishment only applies to murderers.
The Eighth Amendment (of the US Constitution) bars Louisiana from imposing the death penalty for the rape of a child where the crime did not result, and was not intended to result, in the victim's death," said the justices in a 5-4 decision.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.
In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
"The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion.
What a morally ill human being.
His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.
Allah, and Moe, ( horse shit be upon him ) are smiling from ear to ear.