Posts tagged ‘supreme court’

Death penalty dropped, but was it even necessary?

This guy is clearly in custody and poses no threat to society, especially after being locked up for 2 decades and about to be sentenced to 25 more… so why does he have to be put to death by the government again?

Death penalty dropped against killer motivated by aliens

TUCSON, AZ – A bizarre Tucson murder case spanning two decades, including two trials, space aliens and a ruling by the US Supreme Court takes another twist. The Pima County Attorney’s office has dropped the death penalty against Robert Moody, convicted in 2002, a judge will now determine his sentence.

via Death penalty dropped against killer motivated by aliens – KVOA News 4, Tucson, Arizona – .

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July 21, 2009 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

The Historical Amnesia of Samuel Alito, A Review of The Lost World of Italian American Radicalism: Politics, Labor and Culture

Why can an Italian take pride in their hardworking immigrant parents and thats OK, but a Latino can’t? Latinos have a right to be just as proud of their heritage as do Italians or Jews, or anyone else. This is what makes America great!

Continue Reading June 29, 2009 at 7:05 pm 1 comment

DNA – Do Not Ask… a true Prisoner’s Dilemma!

This is a ridiculous ruling. DNA data, which they agree has an “unparalleled ability,” but the prisoners (who have already been convicted) don’t have a right to a DNA test… maybe it’s because we will find more innocent people in jail than we thought… they have already exonerated 17 people on death row!

Continue Reading June 19, 2009 at 2:05 am Leave a comment

Supreme Court justice Napolitano?

Among those under consideration is Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Others are Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Appeals Court judges Sonia Sotomayor and Diane Pamela Wood. California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno is also under review by Obama.

via Napolitano reportedly among Supreme Court contenders | www.azstarnet.com ®.

May 14, 2009 at 8:19 pm Leave a comment

US high court rules against Navajos

Some Americans hate that they have casinos, but how else are Native Americans supposed to make money when even the resources on their land, such as coal and uranium, is still being exploited by American corporations?

Continue Reading April 7, 2009 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Southern Arizona and drug searches… enough is enough!

Southern AZ makes it to the Supreme Court again this year… for the same thing, drug searches.  This one involves a 13 year old honors student who had to strip buck nekkid, and didn’t have anything.  The drug they were searching her for?  Prescription strength ibuprofen!

SAFFORD, Ariz. — Savana Redding still remembers the clothes she had on — black stretch pants with butterfly patches and a pink T-shirt — the day school officials here forced her to strip six years ago. She was 13 and in eighth grade.

An assistant principal, enforcing the school’s antidrug policies, suspected her of having brought prescription-strength ibuprofen pills to school. One of the pills is as strong as two Advils.

The search by two female school employees was methodical and humiliating, Ms. Redding said. After she had stripped to her underwear, “they asked me to pull out my bra and move it from side to side,” she said. “They made me open my legs and pull out my underwear.”

Ms. Redding, an honors student, had no pills. But she had a furious mother and a lawyer, and now her case has reached the Supreme Court, which will hear arguments on April 21.

via Strip-Search Case Tests How Far Schools Can Go – NYTimes.com.

People hate on Tucson and Southern AZ, but the rest of the country owes us a debt.  We’re the ones that don’t take this violation and take our case to the Supreme Court!

Miranda rights comes from an Arizona case also…

March 25, 2009 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment


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