Law: Rejected Again

Death and proportionality

"I feel the same way the majority of people in the United States feel about the death penalty," declares Texas Judge Michael McSpadden. "Enough is enough on these appeals. It's time to enforce the laws." Most people in the U.S. (68% according to the Harris Survey) do indeed favor capital punishment; and the U.S. Supreme Court also seems impatient with what it regards as endless legalistic ploys to evade execution. Last week, by a 7-to-2 vote, the court emphatically tore down one more barrier to the execution of many of...

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