Monday, June 26, 2006

... and let God sort them out.

Ah, the brilliance of Antonin Scalia:
The American people have determined that the good to be derived from capital punishment - in deterrence, and perhaps most of all in the meting out of condign justice for horrible crimes - outweighs the risk of error. It is no proper part of the business of this court, or of its justices, to second-guess that judgment, much less to impugn it before the world ...

So if we end up executing someone innocent, it's ok! Because, you see, it's what the people want.

Maybe we can save a bunch of money by abolishing our courts entirely and having the attorneys duel it out in a press conference showdown. The people demand it!

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