Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The wit and wisdom of Scalia, or what "original interpretation" really means

From Common Dreams:

""This Court has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is 'actually' innocent."

"The decision [giving the guy a new trial] comes after seven witnesses recanted their testimony against him, several people implicated a main witness as the killer, and 27 former prosecutors and judges filed a brief supporting Davis."

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