"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, June 09, 2006

He Blinks

Gov. Tim Kaine has granted a stay to the execution of Percy Walton because the gov feels not enough testing has been done on Walton's current mental capacity to understand that he's being executed. "Due to the history of judicial concern about his mental status, the claims in Walton's clemency petition are entitled to serious consideration," said Kaine. In other words, we're gonna keep testing and litigating until the courts give us the answer we want, which is that he can't be executed because the poor dear doesn't understand what it all means.

OK, Percy, start acting as crazy as you can!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious, do you think he has been faking for the last decade?

Anonymous said...

I don’t see what difference it makes? It was either the governor doing it, or the courts. Whatever the case, the guy is going to spend the rest of his life in jail, and so there really isn’t any harm done. Anyway, it is nice to see that the Supremes held 8-0 that people facing execution can use 42 USC 1983 to challenge the method of their execution, and it is dangerous judicial execution to hold otherwise.