Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How do you like that Justice Kennedy

Once again- Justice Kennedy was the deciding vote in a very tight case. The Supreme Court today outlawed the death penalty for child rapists. Another 5-4 vote.

The court's 5-4 decision struck down a Louisiana law that allows capital punishment for people convicted of raping children under 12. It spares the only people in the U.S. under sentence of death for that crime — two Louisiana men convicted of raping girls 5 and 8.

Even as that was taking place, a large prostitution ring which included children, was being broken up by the US Department of Justice, along with the FBI. 21 children were rescued from the pimps.

Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.

You must be so proud Justice Kennedy!

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