Conservative Justices Back Sex Offender's Rights Over Safety of Children

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    "Extended Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders Is Upheld"

    Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, dissented in the case, United States v. Comstock, No. 08-1224.

    What would Jesus do?

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    but there is more...

    The Constitutional interpretations here may end up being used in the arguments of most of the recent libs/cons cases before the Federal Judiciary.


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    The Government does not have the right nor the power to extend sentences after the fact. You want them in prison for life? Sentence them to a life sentence. The Government can not come in after the fact and say " ohh well we find the sentence to short".
     
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    okay i have pondered this and it boils down to this....

    if one is to be given an extendable sentence and all...why not just kill the kid.....*hears the gasps* but follow me...who is the main witnesses in cases like this..child molestations etc...well the child....if one is to be given life etc or a indeterminate term...what keeps the molestors from simply killing the child...

    plus are we willing to admit..there is no real rehabit just punishment in prisons? i contend prisons are no more than training camps and a place to network.
     
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    The repercussions of this case went over your head?

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    that is besides the fact. prisons are for punishment and not rehab...at least as far as the public is concerned. what happens in prisons is a whole 'nother issue.
     

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