Skip to comments.U.S. judge rules California death penalty system unconstitutional
Posted on 07/16/2014 6:23:56 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's system for imposing and carrying out the death penalty is so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and thus is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
Ruling in the case of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was condemned to death in 1995 and has yet to be executed, Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. Central District of California said that to take "nearly a generation" to decide on Jones' appeals was unconstitutional
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So kill them immediately after conviction. Problem solved.
Judge did not rule the Death Penalty unconstitutional. He rules the CA process is unconstitutional in that has become totally dysfunctional and not utilized according to law.
The condemned are the ones taking the appeals, and they want to stall them out as long as they can in order to delay the day of reckoning.
We could address this by frying them immediately.
Bush appointee. Enuff said.
>> so long and drawn-out that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and thus is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday
Never heard taxation described in that way...
What they need is a fast track appeals process that leads to execution or acquittal 3 years after a conviction.
The long and drawn out is because of judges like this guy.
Yes, it does take far too long. But as to cruel and unusual punishment, the constitution doesn’t guarantee a painless execution.
When will the Demonuts declare Freedom is unconstitutional ?
I picture two cases:
Case 1: 4 men get arrested for littering -- 3 men get sentenced to 30 days. The fourth man get sentenced to 20 years. The judge explains: "I always sentence everyone to 30 days for this offense but I'm making an exception for that young man because I don't like his attitude."
A cruel sentence for a small offense and highly unusual to have anyone sentenced in that manner.
Case 2: 1 man rapes a child -- the judge sentences him to life in prison. "That's cruel, your honor" says the rapist. The judge explains "It may be cruel, but it's just what we do. I'm not making any exceptions for you."
Cruel, yes, but not unusual.
Doesn’t anyone use the Page Down function on their keyboards any more?
Yep, it’s a conservative ruling that should lead to a more effective death penalty process.
Pretty sure that back when they hanged people that if the criminal’s neck didn’t break, they would let him choke to death. That obviously didn’t seem unconstitutional to the Founders.
We need to limit the amount of appeals acceptable to be 1 (which the appeals court should have the right to deny), and also have execution scheduled within 24 hours of the final verdict.
The abolishment of the death penalty is the WORST possible policy imaginable, and is the NUMBER 1 goal of the Left. The vast majority of people in prisons ought to be six feet under already, but the Left has managed to enslave the taxpayer to criminals.
Currently, BATF approvals for transfers of NFA-regulated firearms are taking 10 months to a year or more. My right to keep and bear arms are therefore being unconstitutionally infringed because of the undue wait that costs me extra taxes to the US Treasury.
Now, all that’s left is for me to go shop around for a Federal judge that says I can just go build and acquire Federally unregistered machine guns, right?
Oh, uh huh.
(Golly, I sure hope the FBI has that new sarcasm detector turned on)
Courts entertain al sorts of appeals and reappeals, then claim it takes too long for executions to take place and rule them unconstitutional - slimy......
I know him. He played football for UCLA. Law school class of 87. We worked together for a time. Didn’t know he was a dumbass.
Originally a democrat Gray Davis appointee. He's a Democrat. More of Bush's damn bipartisan reaching across the aisle!
Davis appointed him to the superior court. Bush appointed him to the federal court where he can be removed only by impeachment. Bush also appointed backstabbing liberal Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Horrendous judicial appointments are but another of his failings.
Actually strangulation by hanging was the only way used until 1866 when calculating rope length by weight was introduced to break necks instead.
Interesting. Forgive my ignorance. But that fact further punctuates my point. That wasn’t considered cruel or unusual. It sure as heck is cheaper than these stupid drugs they use now.
Sacco and Vanzetti tried that too, at the last minute. There supporters had delayed execution for seven years with absurd and at the time novel legal maneuvers. At the last minute, they complained that the seven year hiatus between the crime and execution constituted cruel and unusual punishment. The courts didn’t buy it. In the nearly contemporaneous and equally infamous “Double Indemnity” murder trial, the interval between the murder and the double execution was 10 months.