Wednesday, September 3, 2014


What happens when your argument for the death penalty goes horribly wrong?  That's a whoopsie!

A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of someone who deserved to die. 
When the court declined to review an unrelated death row case out of Texas in 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun issued a dissenting opinion arguing that capital punishment is cruel and unusual, and therefore unconstitutional. 
Scalia answered back with an opinion of his own:
"For example, the case of an 11-year-old girl raped by four men and then killed by stuffing her panties down her throat," Scalia wrote in Callins v. Collins. "How enviable a quiet death by lethal injection compared with that!" 
He was referring to Henry Lee McCollum, who at the time had already been on death row for 12 years. McCollum's conviction was overturned on Tuesday when DNA evidence implicated another man in the case. 
McCollum had been on death row for almost 30 years.
Murder is barbarism, no matter if the perpetrator is an individual or the state.

This next pic is just to make up for forcing you to see Scalia's face.


Anonymous said...

wrong blog dude.

Godwhacker said...


You must be new here!

Anonymous said...

How did you find my law school photo?

S/ Fake Ervin G.

Anonymous said...

@10:08 pm

hahahahaha hilarious

poor erwin with his little shoesies with the risers in the soles to make him look an inch or two taller, gobbles HGH like candy, hoping to reclaim the glory days.

Anonymous said...

Returning to the original subject, don't expect an apology or remorse from Scalia. He's incapable.

Anonymous said...

7:24, a bit mean...the comment was meant to be a humorous take on e's great shape and perfect smile...not a knock.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Easy kids, the dude looks like a million bucks -- all the supplements in the world won't make a man that age look like that.

There's a lot of hard work involved.

Godwhacker said...

Age, it means nothing to an immortal.