Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Snipping away at the edges

This is a step in the direction I believe we should be going as a country. Over the course of my life, I have come to believe that the death penalty is a barbaric practice. I will admit that I didn't start adulthood with that opinion, but I was uneasy about it even then.

In a 5-4 ruling that cited the "overwhelming weight of international opinion," the high court declared unconstitutional the death penalty for those under the age of 18 when they committed their crimes. ...
The "weight of international opinion" doesn't strike me as something to which the court usually gives any deference.

Supreme Court Abolishes Juvenile Death Penalty

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