"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

Thursday, October 23, 2008

KY Supremes OK Child Killer's Execution

Convicted child-killer wants defense attorneys to leave him alone and let him receive his punishment.

Typically, they claim this shows he's incompetent, calling it "suicide by court," an insulting phrase that denigrates the entire justice system. They apparently couldn't imagine that someone might actually feel remorse, acknowledge the justice of his sentence, and not wish to contest or prolong it by a bunch of frivolous appeals. Who knows, maybe these defense attorneys just can't stand the idea that they're being cut out of the process.

I think it would be cruel and unusual punishment to force an inmate to have to associate with lawyers he doesn't want to associate with.

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