LIFE AND DEATH….On Thursday the Supreme Court heard the case of Paul House, a Tennessee man who is appealing his death sentence based on new DNA evidence suggesting he’s innocent. Antonin Scalia indicated during the arguments that he wanted to take a very strict, legalistic approach to the case, and Cathy Young isn’t impressed:
So the difference between a man’s life and death hinges on the difference between “could” and “would.” It sounds like something out of a very black comedy satirizing the courts.
The convenience of the criminal justice system really shouldn’t be the primary factor in deciding whether someone lives or dies. House deserves a new trial.