Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Hurrah!

SCOTUSblog: Juvenile death sentences nullified:
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday that the death penalty “is a disproportionate punishment for juveniles,” and thus it violates the Eighth Amendment to impose a death sentence on a youthful murderer who committed the crime before age 18. Today, the Court said, “society views juveniles as categorically less culpable than the average criminal.”
Or as Snoop might say:
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday that tha death penalty “is a disproportionate punishment fo` juvenizzles n thus it violates tha Eighth Amendment ta impose a death sentence on a youthful playa who committed tha crime before age 18 motha fucka. Today, tha Court said, ”society views juvenizzles as categorically less culpable tizzy tha average criminal.“