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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post

    Most studies on the subject suggest there is little to no deterrent aspect to the death penalty.
    It is the ultimate deterrent as far the criminal in question is concerned, and that's enough.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    .. it's definitely an impediment to recidivism

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    If you're referring to the Troy Davis execution, are you saying that multiple courts, including the Supreme Court, were lazy in their reviews?
    I've worked for federal judges on habeas petitions before. If there are procedural grounds on which to reject them and avoid analyzing the substantive issues, they will, and that is exactly what happened in this case.

    For example, from the 11th Circuit, in 2009:

    After painstaking review of this case, we conclude that Davis has completely failed to meet the procedural requirements of 2244(b)(2), and, therefore, we are constrained to reject Davis's application to file a second or successive habeas petition in the district court.
    Don't mistake a long judicial process with a fair one.
    Last edited by Cameron; 09-25-11 at 01:29 PM.
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    I've worked for federal judges on habeas petitions before. If there are procedural grounds on which to reject them and avoid analyzing the substantive issues, they will, and that is exactly what happened in this case.

    For example, from the 11th Circuit, in 2009:



    Don't mistake a long judicial process with a fair one.
    I'm not. I'm saying that multiple courts deciding against a new trial says something. Please, a dozen courts are lazy, unfair, what-have-you, including the Supreme Court?

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'm not. I'm saying that multiple courts deciding against a new trial says something. Please, a dozen courts are lazy, unfair, what-have-you, including the Supreme Court?
    Multiple courts deciding against a new trial only means something if each individual judge has the discretion and authority to decide a case any way he wants. Our system doesn't work that way. Under the law as it currently exists, the courts made the right decision. That doesn't make the decisions any more fair or less lazy. If the judges are bound to rule a certain way because of unfair procedural rules that says nothing about the innocence of people like Davis.
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