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Friday, June 27, 2008
justice has only one eye open
These past couple of days have been pretty big for the Supreme Court. They've made two big decisions; one that you most definitely have head about, and the other one is much less reported. Lets see what we've got here.

D.C. v. Heller
This case was about a security guard working for a courthouse in D.C. who was issued a firearm for his job. However, he was not allowed to take it home, as he did not have a weapons permit. So he applied for a permit and was denied. The reason for this is that Washington DC has a full ban on privately owned handguns in the city, regardless of your job. Of course, this 'ban' doesn't apply to criminals, who by definition don't follow the rules, and hence DC has the WORST crime rate of any city in the US.
None the less, he brought suit against the city on the basis that he needs a handgun to protect his job yet cannot have one to protect his family at home.
Well, a long story short, it went all the way up to the Supreme Court and, despite decades and decades of unclear lower-court rulings, it finally took a stand: the Second Amendment to the constitution does indeed protect the right of an individual to carry a gun. And therefor the D.C. ban in unconstitutional.
Huzzah! Immediately after the ruling was handed down, 3 more lawsuits were filed in different cities around the country on exactly the same basis. Kiss my ass communism, and hurray for a well defended and FREE Republic!

Kennedy v. Louisiana
The highest U.S. court agreed to hear an appeal by a Louisiana man who is the only person in the United States on death row for a crime other than murder. He is arguing the death penalty for child rape violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. In a 5-4 vote, the decision broke right down party lines, the conservatives and liberals staying true to their tune. Boooo, hisssssssss.
It doesn't really weigh in on your soul, until you have a child of your own. If this horrific crime ever befell me, or any other parent's child out there, i'm quite certain we would not hesitate to choke the life out of the criminal's filthy body with our own two hands.
As they said in the old west, "Kill 'em all, and let God sort 'em out."

Total score: 1 to 1
Lets try to improve that a bit, shall we, Mr. Supreme Court?

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