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  •  Really? Beacuse the feds never make mistakes and (0+ / 0-)

    you still have good old Anton Scalia on the SC with his lovely ruling that proof of innocence is not cause enough to overturn a death penalty conviction...not even to afford the accused a new trial. Based on actual innocence! What's your "Federal" solution for that?

    "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

    by mindara on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 03:55:42 PM PST

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    •  so "no proposal" (0+ / 0-)

      becomes, "your proposal sucks"

      progress !

      Out of my cold dead hands

      by bluelaser2 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 05:54:32 PM PST

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      •  "Create a more efficient process" isn't a proposal (1+ / 0-)
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        Neither is "narrow the standing rules." Those are statements of intents. Describe what your actual proposals are, and there might be a discussion to be had here. How will your narrow the standing rules in such a way that is different from the status quo? What will you do to improve efficiency? You can't just will an outcome into existence.

      •  Way to avoid the Supreme Court question I posed... (0+ / 0-)

        The feds are human too...they make mistakes and the SC is the last option for those who have been wrongly convicted and their current stance that actual proof of innocence is not enough to overturn a death penalty conviction is something that cannot be ignored if you are going to defend and advocate for the death penalty. Do you not get the fact that INNOCENT people have been executed?? And as long as human beings are involved in the process of investigating and prosecuting other human beings mistakes will be made. How anyone can find that is an acceptable risk when it comes to taking the life of another human being is beyond me.

        "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

        by mindara on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:57:00 PM PST

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