[eDebate] Alito.. YAY RE: Death penalty upheld by S. Ct.
Tue Jun 27 15:32:43 CDT 2006
I find it incredibly ironic that Kansas always get's the perception that
it's a "solid red" state (when most GOP folks are more libretarians..) and
it appears that even the KANSAS Supreme Court is more to the left than the
new "Alito" court. This, along with Hudson v. Michigan (the other recent
Alito tie break - where the dissent talks about how this new court has
thrown precedent out the window on the "knock" rule) kinda scare me.
We can talk about the war in Iraq, but there is a war going on here for some
things that may, in the end, impact our everyday lives more. I'm sure my
old debate partner will be happy that she'll get to send more folks to the
needle in Texas (she does Federal writ cases for Texas on capital cases)...
Here is a funny contradiction if you missed it...watch this shuffle...
>The Kansas court said the state's death penalty law improperly forced
>impose a capital sentence even if they believed that the prosecution and
>defense evidence were equal in weight.
>The ruling affirms the court's long-held position that states should
>how juries weigh factors presented by the prosecution and defense in
Isn't the Kansas Supreme Court a state entity, the branch that determines
what state laws mean?
Side note: how is contradicting evidence "equal in weight?" they must not
judge many rounds :)
By the way, we have a female Democratic governor, now if only the federal
level can follow with an executive that reflects how Kansans think.
Off to read the dissent, this should be interesting.
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