Patterico's Pontifications


The “Stark Reality” Is That Anthony Kennedy Is a Weasel

Filed under: Court Decisions,General — Patterico @ 6:40 am

In his opinion striking down the death penalty for juveniles, Justice Anthony “Whatever Makes the New York Times Editorial Board Happy” Kennedy says:

The stark reality is that the United States is the only country in the world that continues to give official sanction to the juvenile death penalty.

His opinion, and the vapid L.A. Times editorial praising it, scream out for fisking. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time at this moment.

But I’d better hurry. I may not have much longer to say what I am going to say. I am angry, and “evolving standards of decency” might be inconsistent with my expressing my views. After all, the “stark reality” is that the United States is the “only country in the world” that has the First Amendment. That fact alone calls my freedom of expression into question in the eyes of the Anthony Kennedys of this world.

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