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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:28 PM

Sotomayor blasts Kavanaugh's decision on juvenile life sentences

Source: the hill

By John Kruzel - 04/22/21 03:36 PM EDT


Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a blistering dissent Thursday hammered a 6-3 decision penned by Justice Brett Kavanaugh that rejected certain limits on juvenile life sentences.

Joined by her two fellow liberal justices, Sotomayor accused the conservative majority of abandoning past rulings while pretending to respect them — and even used one of Kavanaugh’s previous opinions against him as a cudgel.

“Such an abrupt break from precedent demands ‘special justification,’ ” Sotomayor wrote, quoting a decision Kavanaugh wrote last term, adding: “The Court offers none.”

Ruling along ideological lines, the court on Thursday rejected a challenge to life sentences without parole issued to juveniles, affirming a Mississippi court's sentence of Brett Jones, who at age 15 murdered his grandfather.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/549813-sotomayor-blasts-kavanaughs-decision-on-juvenile-life-sentences






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Reply Sotomayor blasts Kavanaugh's decision on juvenile life sentences (Original post)
riversedge Apr 22 OP
BootinUp Apr 22 #1
Alpeduez21 Apr 22 #2
Grasswire2 Apr 23 #3
Polybius Apr 23 #11
JustAnotherGen Apr 23 #4
OldBaldy1701E Apr 23 #6
NH Ethylene Apr 23 #8
Calista241 Apr 23 #9
bucolic_frolic Apr 23 #5
joetheman Apr 23 #7
Mysterian Apr 23 #10
Polybius Apr 23 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:30 PM

1. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:33 PM

2. Fuck you Jill Stein and protest voters. Fuck you

Due to your selfishness we are going to suffer at the hands of judges for fucking DECADES!!

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Response to Alpeduez21 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:19 AM

3. Not if we add states and add justices.

The electorate handed power to Dems. If it isn't used, the republic will be lost in another year.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:27 PM

11. We won't do either

Takes 60 votes.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 02:24 AM

4. This is the same man

Who cry babied up at his hearing about how what he did as a teenager shouldn't be held against him.

Let that sink in.

He's a smug evil piece of shit.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 07:46 AM

6. I was about to say just that.

It is a damn good thing for him that his own attitude was not applied to his teenaged self. But of course, daddy was there to get him out of trouble. And, he is white. What is the percentage of offenders who are not white currently incarcerated? What about not rich? Personally, I would love to see some figures on the comparative wealth of the families of offenders. Because I am betting that the vast majority of them are below a certain income level. Mainly because they could not buy their way out of jail. Pay for Play justice... what a great idea!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:28 AM

8. Maybe in light of this ruling, Kavanaugh's own confirmation should be reexamined.

I know. Dream on.

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Response to NH Ethylene (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 11:22 AM

9. All we'd see is his wife brought to tears.

repeatedly. They can make any argument against him appear super hyper technical, while he can say he's just ruling on the facts of the cases brought before him.

Waste of time IMO.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 05:54 AM

5. If it has failed to uphold precedent as a principle, the Roberts Court has failed.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 08:07 AM

7. A President can pardon anyone who is sentenced under Federal law. Right?

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Response to joetheman (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:21 PM

10. What does that have to do with a Mississippi court's decision?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Response to joetheman (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 12:28 PM

12. No

Only people convicted of federal crimes.

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