June 25, 2008

Anthony Kennedy breaks out his favorite crayon and scrawls another piece of judicial brilliance

Our special little Supreme flipped his favorite coin, and wrote the 5-4 decision declaring that child rape is not punishable by death, arguing that it isn't proportional to the crime committed.  


Hey Justice, why don't you have a seat over there?

And we're banking on this short-bus all-star to uphold our Second Amendment rights in the upcoming Heller decision?  Weak.

The article has an excerpt of Kennedy's decision, in it he claims that the "national consensus" around executing child rapists is that it is they are opposed, and that by imposing the death penalty, you encourage the rapist to commit murder, then he says this,

...Each of these propositions, standing alone, might not establish the unconstitutionality of the death penalty for the crime of child rape. Taken in sum, however, they demonstrate the serious negative consequences of making child rape a capital offense. These considerations lead us to conclude, in our independent judgment, that the death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child.

What a bunch of bullshit, he can't find any real constitutional justification for this decision, so he just made it up as he went along.

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