Author: Em Carpenter
An elected prosecutor who fails to take into account the wishes of the police, the victims, or the public will find themselves out of a job come election time.
The writing on the wall seems to clearly indicate that the high Court would rule in favor of either everyone, or no one, having the cleric of their choosing in the death chamber when their time comes.
The movie is disturbing. You find yourself sympathetic to her and rooting for her; then you are horrified to realize where Lisa’s desperation has led her.
Imagine finding yourself accused of #metoo allegations or worse and being unable to find a lawyer to take your case because of public opinion.
Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.
Critics of civil forfeiture are cheering a new, unanimous Supreme Court decision which strikes a significant blow to the practice. The use of forfeiture actions, in which states file suit to confiscate the property of those accused of crimes, has been under fire by people of all political stripes, who see it as an extreme and unfair overreach of power.
A practicing Muslim requested the presence of his imam at his execution and was told no; he’d have to make do with the prison’s Christian chaplain or no spiritual leader at all as he met his state-sponsored end. SCOTUS agreed.