Friday, June 30, 2006

Oddly, a touching moment in legal history

"It will undoubtedly appear peculiar to many people that heinous criminals such as the defendants, having been found guilty on overwhelming evidence of the most despicable crimes of violence, should go unwhipped of justice," he wrote.

"Yet our Constitution, statutes and morality require that we be ruled by the law, not vindictiveness or the advantages of the moment."

If you're a killer, and the statute of limitations has run, you should be free. Anything else is ex post facto law, and that is clearly clearly prohibited by the Consitution, is it not? If we are to be ruled by laws, rather than by men, we must accept them even when we don't understand them.

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