Only Way Round is Through
- Feb 24, 2005
- Reaction score
- Pasadena, California
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Liberal
no batman. i was going through the process of why a state level case made it all the way to the surpreme court without violating the states right. once again, you mistake everything i said.Batman said:I hope you're not saying THE reason why the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that murderers under the age of 18 should not get the death penalty IS because advocates had the right to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The 5-4 decision said that it violates "the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society" while it acknowledged "the overwhelming weight of international opinion against the juvenile death penalty" which international opinion has nothing to do, (or should not)
with state laws.
So in this case the courts of the state of Missouri did not rule properly (perhaps because they did not take into account international opinion?) - then the U.S.S.C. applied their ruling to the other 18 states that had juvenile death penalty laws. Interesting.
"The reason that they decided that the murders who are underage should not be executed is because after it is appealed all the way to the states' supreme courts it then can go to the supreme court of the us. in terri's case, it was, through that exact process."
In fact, when quoting me, you left out the sentence that siad I was talking about the process...interesting...as you put it