SCOTUS Rules on Death Penalty Case: 5-4

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  1. Annie
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    Interesting seeing how the decisions this week will play out:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060626...ukEcP8A;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

     
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    IT's a good ruling. The Kansas legislature passed a law authorizing capital punishment. The Kansas Supreme Court made a ruling to suspend the law based on arguments pertaining to the US Constitution (Eighth Ammendment). On appeal to SCOTUS, the Kansas Supreme Court rulign was overturned as a Constitutional issue.

    The issue is back to the Kansas courts if anyone wishes to bring challenge to the law again. The next time though, the law will need to be addressed using arguments other the Eighth Ammendment of the US Constitution.
     
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    Yep, an indication that the court is moving towards true federalism. Can't wait to see the rest of their decisions this week. Wednesday is next.
     
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    Haven’t read the law but, my first response is…..
    “should“ doesn’t mean “must”.

    With that in mind, I don’t really think there was a case. On the other hand, 4 Justices thought they did.:scratch:
     
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    In my opinion any crime like rape or murder should be open for the death penalty. If Lethal Force could be used to stop a crime, then the death penalty should be used. If a man is in the act of killing someone, a citizen or police have the right to use lethal force to stop him, but if they get there after the fact he gets off scott-free (at worst a lifetime of free board and meals). Execute anyone who commits murder and violent rapes and watch those crime rates fall....
     
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    I'm just loving "the court's deep divisions." Looks to me like it's finally balanced out just right.:banana:
     
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    While not overturning campaign financing reform, they are moving closer:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008573
     

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