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    US supreme court rules against death penalty in child rape cases

    Daniel Nasaw in Washington
    guardian.co.uk, Wednesday
    June 25, 2008

    The US supreme court today struck down a Louisiana law permitting the state to execute people convicted of raping children.

    In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the law allowing capital punishment in cases of child rape violates the US constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

    "The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    US supreme court rules against death penalty in child rape cases
    Daniel Nasaw in Washington
    guardian.co.uk, Wednesday
    June 25, 2008
    The US supreme court today struck down a Louisiana law permitting the state to execute people convicted of raping children.
    In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the law allowing capital punishment in cases of child rape violates the US constitution's prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
    "The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.
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    Apparently, the crime can be cruel and unusual, but the punishment must be warm and fuzzy.
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    It needn't be "warm and fuzzy" if it's not death. I agree with capital punishment, but it should be for a capital crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    It needn't be "warm and fuzzy" if it's not death. I agree with capital punishment, but it should be for a capital crime.

    There's not a whole lot of warm and fuzzy in store for child rapists in prison. A whole lot of "eye for an eye" kind of justice waiting, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    There's not a whole lot of warm and fuzzy in store for child rapists in prison. A whole lot of "eye for an eye" kind of justice waiting, though.
    Therefore, the DP would actually save them from cruel and unusal punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Apparently, the crime can be cruel and unusual, but the punishment must be warm and fuzzy.
    Good quote.

    No doubt the far left, "human rights" groups and the European Union are celebrating the fact life just got easier for child sex attackers :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuroraCeltica View Post
    Good quote.

    No doubt the far left, "human rights" groups and the European Union are celebrating the fact life just got easier for child sex attackers :mad:
    It will certainly make life easier for UN Peacekeepers who engage in sex with children. No, wait, those guys were never prosecuted, so it will have no impact on them... Nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FuroraCeltica View Post
    Good quote.

    No doubt the far left, "human rights" groups and the European Union are celebrating the fact life just got easier for child sex attackers :mad:
    Have you noticed how much the liberal far left is being driven by the wishes of the 'one world' EU ?They are beginning to be a dictatorial force in American's liberal legal and political circles and the root of many liberal causes !

    The abolition of the DP for minors no matter how heinous the crime is now a fact .Kennedy's and Ginsberg's Supreme Court opinions are riddled with European Union's Jurisprudence.The EU will attempt to impose its will on America through the Liberal left at every opportunity .

    In the past liberals like Tom Hayden at the time clamored for the UN to rule America but liberals of today worship at the alter of the EU!

    The EU'S influence reaches into Americas business on a daily basis with Dictatorial judgements against some of our major corporations doing business in Europe .
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Have you noticed how much the liberal far left is being driven by the wishes of the 'one world' EU ?They are beginning to be a dictatorial force in American's liberal legal and political circles and the root of many liberal causes !

    The abolition of the DP for minors no matter how heinous the crime is now a fact .Kennedy's and Ginsberg's Supreme Court opinions are riddled with European Union's Jurisprudence.The EU will attempt to impose its will on America through the Liberal left at every opportunity .

    In the past liberals like Tom Hayden at the time clamored for the UN to rule America but liberals of today worship at the alter of the EU!

    The EU'S influence reaches into Americas business on a daily basis with Dictatorial judgements against some of our major corporations doing business in Europe .
    You make some excellent points. The EU hates the US and is trying to undermine it. This is especially true in the death penalty and the war on terror.

    Now, Europeans are doing more than complain-they are starting to act. More and more European lawyers and human rights groups are filing amicus briefs in U.S. capital cases. European heads of state call governors to plead for clemency for those about to be executed. The EU funds several major anti-death penalty initiatives in the U.S.http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache...n&ct=clnk&cd=5
    Find out what is really happening in Europe: what the European leaders don't want you to read

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuroraCeltica View Post
    Good quote.

    No doubt the far left, "human rights" groups and the European Union are celebrating the fact life just got easier for child sex attackers :mad:
    your opinion there just might be a bit off. Barack Obama today in a meeting in Chicago when asked about the decision, said he dsagreed with it. He felt the rape of a child was A HANEOUS CRIME. He was for the death penalty on rape of a young child. Probably ticked the base off but he didn' hesitiate when he answered the reporter's question..

    Here is the link.
    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/...-Rape-Case.php

    Obama says he disagrees with Supreme Court decision outlawing death penalty for child rapistsThe Associated PressPublished: June 25, 2008
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