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Saturday, April 30, 2005

A Judicial Surprise

Common sense from Charley Reese. I will give Anthony Kennedy credit for consistency here. He abolished the death penalty for 17 year-old mass murderers because other countries frowned on the practice, and here he upheld the validity of felony convictions in other countries.

What doesn't make sense is why conservatives would take "any court" to mean "any court in the world," while liberals who take the opinion of other countries into account, don't consider their legal systems valid.

As Reese says, Go figure. And depoliticize the judicial nomination process. It's pretty much a crapshoot anyway.

A Judicial Surprise by Charley Reese

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