Yet Another Outrage From Our Right-Wing Supreme Court

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    http://topics.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/09-571

    That decision is now in, folks. Anyone want to take a stab at how our beloved Supreme Court held? Hint: It was a 5-4 decision. Justice Claence Thomas wrote for the majority. The other four majority justices were (do I have to list them): Scalia, Alito, Roberts and Kennedy.

    So - did the decision support the right of John Thompson to just compensation for having to spend 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit because the prosecutor withheld evidence that would have acquitted him, or did it prevent him from getting compensation and protect the prosecutor and the prosecutor's employer?

    Once again, our Supreme Court showed it's true colors. Judgment overturned. Take a hike, Mr. Thompson.

    Oh, and thank you, George Bush, and all the other conservative presidents involved, for appointing these right wing hacks to our Supreme Court. Brace yourselves, folks. We are in for decades of rulings such as this.

    http://themoderatevoice.com/105277/the-false-imprisonment-of-john-thompson-connick-v-thompson/

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/03/29/35338.htm
     
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    Damn! I hope so!
     
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    Link?
     
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    And, damn!, I hope that some day you will be on the receiving end of one of their rulings so that you will know what it is like to be in Mr. Thompson's shoes. Check with me then and see how you like it.
     
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    why? they prosecutors intentionally didn't turn over exculpatory evidence and took away this guys life.

    you can't possibly think this is ok.
     
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    A little detail like that doesn't bother these cons, Jillian. This guy had been ARRESTED and CHARGED, don't you see. Why even HAVE a trial? A little thing like a prosecutor withholding evidence that would have acquitted the guy and prevented him from serving 18 YEARS IN PRISON is merely a side detail.

    Sick bastards.
     
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    Yeah, it's fucked up.

    However, where is it written that the prosecutor can't be held personally liable?
     

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