Thursday, June 17, 2010

America's Coming Gulag

"The Supreme Court said Monday that the federal government can keep 'sexually dangerous' prisoners in custody past the completion of their sentences, overruling arguments that only states hold such power. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Anotnin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in dissent. ... In dissent, Justice Thomas wrote that the majority gave Congress too much leeway", my emphasis, Jess Bravin at the WSJ, 18 May 2010, link:

Amazing. Will the Supremes next rule that "financially dangerous' prisoners can be held before their sentences end? Who determines one is "sexually dangerous"? A flak chosen by the (In)Justice Department? This ruling is appalling. I'm sure Stalin is smiling on reading it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about some new bright lines?

Or rather a return to Constitutional bright lines?