Houston Judge Rules Texas Death Penalty Unconstitutional

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    Mar 06, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    A Houston state district judge has ruled the Texas death penalty procedure unconstitutional.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6899748.html

    Coastal elites who love to condescend to the red states should consider this, along with Houston's election of an openly gay mayor.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 06, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    Well given the way the death penalty is administered in Texas, this court ruling was long overdue.
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    Mar 06, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    It's a well written article. The prosecutors are correct in that the decision will likely be overruled at the appellate level.

    Maybe one day we will finally get rid of the death penalty.
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    Mar 06, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidCoastal elites who love to condescend to the red states should consider this, along with Houston's election of an openly gay mayor.



    The only reasons he did it are because he's secretly gay and suffered a near-death experience.
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    Mar 06, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    TexDef07 saidCoastal elites who love to condescend to the red states should consider this, along with Houston's election of an openly gay mayor.



    The only reasons he did it are because he's secretly gay and suffered a near-death experience.


    Kevin Fine secretly gay? Source, please.
    I'm in the courthouse very day, and know all the rumors and gossip, including who the secretly gay judges actually are, but I haven't heard that one.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    I was being equally facetious to your comment that I quoted. icon_redface.gif


    Since you addressed what I said, does that mean that the near-death experience is true since you didn't mention it?
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:26 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said Since you addressed what I said, does that mean that the near-death experience is true since you didn't mention it?

    Sort of. Before his election to the bench, Fine was for years a cocaine addict and came close to suicide at one point. He has very strong beliefs about the power of self-redemption.

    He is a legal maverick who owes his robe to the lucky chance that he was running as a Democrat in the Democratic sweep election of 2008.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    I was totally being facetious about it without knowing anything about the judge or the story. It was a retort to your comment, especially about "coastal elites".
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    But I'm sure he supports abortion, yet supports to keep people on death row aliveicon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI was totally being facetious about it without knowing anything about the judge or the story. It was a retort to your comment, especially about "coastal elites".

    Don't you ever read Maureen Dowd and Frank Rich? The coastal elites do love to condescend to the red states! Even though the red states are home to lots of people like Kevin Fine.
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    The Death Penalty is sooooooo B.C.E.!!!!!
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    Mar 06, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Pattison saidBut I'm sure he supports abortion, yet supports to keep people on death row aliveicon_rolleyes.gif


    As opposed to most SoCons who are for the death penalty and against the abortion of things that aren't yet living.