Now if he’d only block the detention of murderers, rapists, robbers, counterfeiters, and kidnappers, the appreciative crowds would really swell.
The liberal majority in our Supreme Court has already put that in motion.
Supreme Court Upholds Court Order to Reduce California Prison Population
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"...Justice Scalia summarized his dissent, which was pungent and combative, from the bench. Oral dissents are rare; this was the second of the term. Justice Kennedy looked straight ahead as his colleague spoke, his face frozen in a grim expression.
The decision was the fourth 5-to-4 decision of the term so far. All four of them have found the courts more liberal members on one side and its more conservative members on the other, with Justice Kennedys swing vote the conclusive one. In the first three cases, Justice Kennedy sided with the conservatives.
On Monday, he went the other way. This was in some ways unsurprising: in his opinions and in speeches, Justice Kennedy has long been critical of what he views as excessively long and harsh sentences..."
Justices, 5-4, Tell California to Cut Prisoner Population
California also has plans in place to transfer some of California's prisoners to other States' prisons within a year.