Let's see. This court has held one under 18 cannot get the death penalty for anything because of his or her youth. I wonder if age will matter in this case. Should be interesting. If Rehnquist steps down before this one is heard, look for the Mother of All Appointment Battles...
posted on 05/23/2005 9:05:58 AM PDT
(It will not be safe to vote Democrat for a long, long, time...)
This court has held one under 18 cannot get the death penalty for anything because of his or her youth.
Yes, that's because a girl under 18 is called just that: a girl. But of course, that's only when the issue is something other than abortion. As the honest, objective AP article above states:
"The New Hampshire law required that a parent or guardian be notified if an abortion was to be done on a woman under 18."
posted on 05/23/2005 9:29:33 AM PDT
(FTAA delenda est)
"This court has held one under 18 cannot get the death penalty for anything because of his or her youth. I wonder if age will matter in this case. Should be interesting."
Given the courts stance that anyone under 18 is to immature to understand the consequences of their actions, common sense dictates that the parental notification should be a legal dictate.
Any other ruling would undermine the rational used to exclude the execution of those under 18.
I can't wait to see how they get around their own noose. Unfortunately, I expect they will rule that parental notification laws are unconstitutional.
Let's see, when under 18 you are to immature to drink, to immature to smoke, to immature to serve in the armed forces, and to immature to vote....yet you can request to have a major medical procedure performed without notifying your legal guardian. Ohhh the hypocricy....
posted on 05/23/2005 12:43:51 PM PDT
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