Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Judicial Activism

Justice Kennedy sided with the liberal Supreme Court Justices in a 5-4 ruling, striking down a Louisiana law allowing the death penalty for child rapists. Whether or not you favor the death penalty in this situation (or at all) is not the point. There is no constitutional ground for this decision. These justices didn't like a law put in place by the people of Louisiana, so they issued a decree to force their view upon Louisiana and the rest of the country. Kennedy wrote that "the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child." According to you! The people of Louisiana feel otherwise:

"The opinion reads more like an out-of-control legislative debate than a constitutional analysis," said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican. "One thing is clear: The five members of the court who issued the opinion do not share the same 'standards of decency' as the people of Louisiana."

According to these justices, the constitution prohibits the execution of child rapists. I wonder if the right to kill unborn children is in the same section.

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