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Life sentences without parole: too cruel to the young

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Paul3144, May 18, 2010.

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    I wonder why the discrepancy
     
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    I'm surprised that John Roberts voted to overturn the sentence.
     
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    LAT says it was a 6-3 vote, Fox says it was a 5-4 vote. Wonder why
     
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    "Chief Justice Roberts agreed with the liberal majority only that the defendant in this particular case deserved a chance for parole. But he disagreed with its sweeping ruling that all violent juveniles must be given a chance for parole unless they succeeded in killing their victim. He cited the examples of nightmarishly evil people who will now be given an opportunity for parole thanks to the Supreme Court:"

    http://www.openmarket.org/2010/05/1...olent-juveniles-citing-international-opinion/


    Roberts only agreed that this single case should be overturned. He does not agree that this is cruel and unusual punishment. The Fox report is the correct one.
     
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    Well if it is like in-between 13-17 and the crime is brutal or all of that, then try them as adults. But if it is like 13 and under, and if they haven't been in trouble with the law before, then it is way too strict and too cruel. But it all depends on their crime and if they had been in trouble with the law before.
     
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    Well as the Fox slogan says: "... you decide"
     
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