Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Power Line Again Denies Reality

The Supreme Court today struck down laws permitting the execution of persons below the age of majority when they committed their crime(s).

Nineteen states had laws on the books allowing for the execution of such juvenile offenders. Federal law already prohibited the death penalty in such cases. Yet somehow John Hinderraker thinks some imaginary majority of Americans favor killing kids that kill people, and he says so.

"The Supreme Court is disdainful of public opinion in the U.S. as expressed by the laws passed by Congress and the state legislatures..."

Nineteen is not a majority of fifty; Congress is not even part of the equation. Breathing too much rocket fuel John?


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