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  •  I think the judge is anticipating a backlash (4+ / 0-)

    against a possible insanity ruling and he wants a "scientific" out to cover his misinformed ass.  

    In other words, it's most likely a case of judicial cowardice in the face of US cultural antipathy toward allowing any defendant, no matter how crazy, to escape capital punishment on the basis of mental pathologies.

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 09:27:01 AM PDT

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