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  •  I think if people here (2+ / 0-)
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    Adam B, G2geek

    were informed of Scalia's sentencing guidelines jurisprudence, they'd just about faint.

    I want to win. You want to beat him, and that's a problem for me, because I want to win. -The West Wing

    by AnnArborBlue on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 08:31:28 PM PDT

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    •  Isn't that a (0+ / 0-)

      Separation of Powers issue for Scalia? It's not that he doesn't want criminals to get long, harsh sentences, (the reason many liberals oppose mandatory sentences,) it's just that sentencing criminals is a judge's job, and the Constitution doesn't grant Congress the power to tell the Judiciary how to do it's job.

      --Shannon

      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 07:57:50 AM PDT

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