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  •  I follow the argument... (2+ / 0-)
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    Cool Blue Reason, terrypinder

    I follow the argument. I simply disagree.  And my reason for disagreeing is that the "sexually dangerous" caveat has no higher weight or validity than simply "dangerous".  A valid argument could be made that drunk drivers and drug offenders are even MORE dangerous as they could take a life.  Therefore the argument against this ruling is that it allows congress, and perhaps even states, to exceed their bounds in the 8th amendment re: cruel and unusual punishment.

    Hey Sarah Palin... "That whole hopey, changey thing" is working out just fine! Thanks for asking!

    by GrogInOhio on Mon May 17, 2010 at 01:02:39 PM PDT

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    •  And there is a political solution (0+ / 0-)

      Stop any such legislation from seeing the light of day in your jurisdiction.

      But, your concern that this opinion could lead to rogue action by your local prosecutor is totally unfounded and not based in reality.

      And, there could still be legal challenges to this specific statute.  Courts only deal with the issues presented in the litigation.

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