Monday, January 07, 2008

This should be a no-brainer...

The Supreme Court is going to hear the case of one Patrick Kennedy (NOT the Congressman, just to make it clear), on appeal from the Louisiana Supreme Court. If the nine justices have two neurons to rub together among them, they will uphold the lower court's ruling.

Mr. Kennedy, you see, raped his eight-year-old stepdaughter. And, after he was tried and convicted by a jury of twelve good citizens, he was given the death penalty, in accordance with the laws passed by the elected representatives of the people of the state of Louisiana. A second person, Richard Davis, was given the death sentence for a similar crime involving a 5-year-old girl.

The stakes are high, as is the matter with any Supreme Court case. I think that prosecutors should have the option to seek the death penalty in these cases.

Hopefully, the Supreme Court will see things this way, so that Louisiana can carry out the sentences passed down by its courts. Might I suggest they call the GRU and ask to borrow their blast furnace?

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