Friday, June 27, 2008

Our notable SCOTUS

Three landmark decisions have occured recently.

BOUMEDIENE ET AL. v. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL.

Justice Kennedy's opinion of the court held that enemy combatants taken in from the theater of war, should have access to our judicial system, due process and writ of Habeus corpus.


KENNEDY v. LOUISIANA

Justice Kennedy's opinion of the court held that applying capital punishment to a person that brutally rapes, but does not kill, a child, is cruel and unusual punishment for said criminal.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ET AL. v. HELLER

Justice Scalia affirmed the Constitutional right for individual citizens to bear arms.


Important Note 1:

All three of these rulings limit the power of government over individual liberties.

Important Note 2:

In all three rulings, The liberals of the court voted to limit the power of government over enemies and convicted criminals, but voted to affirm government power over law-abiding American citizens.

Think about this, when you vote.

4 comments:

RT said...

Very good points to make, sir.

USA_Admiral said...

It is a very disturbing trend the High Court is taking.

Wyatt Earp said...

And yet, for some reason, Republicans want to sit this election out . . .

Insolublog said...

RT - Thanks RT. I hope to make more soon.'

USA - The high court seems to be favoring political popularity over true justice.

Wyatt - Those you describe, seem to ecape any definition.