June 25, 2008

Obama Disagrees with The Supreme Court

No love for poor old Justice Anthony Kennedy. First, John McCain calls his him out for writing one of the worst opinions in American history, and now this:

Bloomberg: "The rape of a small child, 6 or 8 years old, is a heinous crime, and if a state makes a decision that under narrow, limited, well-defined circumstances the death penalty is at least potentially applicable, that does not violate our Constitution,'' Obama said at a press conference in Chicago.

But wait ... Justice Kennedy says that capital punishment for the brutal rape of children does violate our Constitution. Is this the same Constitution we are talking about here .. the same Constitution Obama and Kennedy agreed on in Boumidiene two weeks ago? Maybe Obama needs to illuminate us about WHY he thinks this Supreme Court decision is the wrong way of interpreting our Constitution. Is it wrong because of Obama's own values or is it wrong because Obama believes Kennedy used a poor standard of interpreting what does and does not qualify as a constitutional violation? Many questions for the young Senator from Illinois. We look forward to the debates.

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