U.S. Supreme Court Halts Texas Execution

U.S. Supreme Court Halts Texas Execution

There are 35 comments on the Fox News story from Sep 16, 2011, titled U.S. Supreme Court Halts Texas Execution. In it, Fox News reports that:

The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution Thursday of a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago after his lawyers contended his sentence was unfair because of a question asked about race during his trial.

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Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 16, 2011
Why would the extreme right wing USSC intervene? They have repeatedly demonstrated they have no interest in justice, or the law, or the constitution, or even human decency. They are the antithesis of justice.
Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#2 Sep 16, 2011
Don Joe wrote:
Why would the extreme right wing USSC intervene? They have repeatedly demonstrated they have no interest in justice, or the law, or the constitution, or even human decency. They are the antithesis of justice.
Perhaps to keep Perry out of yet-another-controversy?

A lot of Republicans are coming down pretty hard on Perry, so maybe some Republicans think Perry needs some help to stay out of troule.

For example:

“Immigration: Rick Perry is Unfit for the Presidency”
Posted by georgeinla (Profile) Wednesday, September 14th

“I won’t vote for this man at any level, not in the primary, not in the general.

“Accusing me of being a racist for wanting to our immigration laws to be enforced fairly and equally against allregardless of race, is a “bridge too far”.

“Mandating that kids be inoculated against a sexually transmitted disease so that your buddies over at Merck can get paid is exactly the kind of crony capitalism that is killing our nation…

“Running around calling the Social Security program that tens of millions rely upon for their daily sustenance a “Ponzi scheme” is idiotic politics…

“But participating in the destruction of America through the dissolution of the principles of citizenship and the rule of law is something that I cannot abide in a candidate that gets my vote.

“…no, Mr. Perry, giving public benefits to people who are in this country illegally is not the “American way”.

“ The American way is that we are governed by the rule of law, not the arbitrary and capricious rule of men, and the people who need to learn that lesson the most are the new entrants. When you tell them that laws do not matter, that their salvation lies in voting for politicians who will bend the laws in their favor, then you are not supporting the American way of live; you are destroying it.”

And so forth and so on. I really think Perry's talking out of both sides of his mouth will catch up with him - if not in the primaries, certainly in the general election if he is the nominee.
Lance Winslow

Oakland, CA

#3 Sep 16, 2011
Even though they blew the sentencing phase, Duane Buck's trial was a huge step forward for Texas jurisprudence; they tried him before execution.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#4 Sep 16, 2011
Researcher wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps to keep Perry out of yet-another-controversy?
A lot of Republicans are coming down pretty hard on Perry, so maybe some Republicans think Perry needs some help to stay out of troule.
For example:
“Immigration: Rick Perry is Unfit for the Presidency”
Posted by georgeinla (Profile) Wednesday, September 14th
“I won’t vote for this man at any level, not in the primary, not in the general.
“Accusing me of being a racist for wanting to our immigration laws to be enforced fairly and equally against allregardless of race, is a “bridge too far”.
“Mandating that kids be inoculated against a sexually transmitted disease so that your buddies over at Merck can get paid is exactly the kind of crony capitalism that is killing our nation…
“Running around calling the Social Security program that tens of millions rely upon for their daily sustenance a “Ponzi scheme” is idiotic politics…
“But participating in the destruction of America through the dissolution of the principles of citizenship and the rule of law is something that I cannot abide in a candidate that gets my vote.
“…no, Mr. Perry, giving public benefits to people who are in this country illegally is not the “American way”.
“ The American way is that we are governed by the rule of law, not the arbitrary and capricious rule of men, and the people who need to learn that lesson the most are the new entrants. When you tell them that laws do not matter, that their salvation lies in voting for politicians who will bend the laws in their favor, then you are not supporting the American way of live; you are destroying it.”
And so forth and so on. I really think Perry's talking out of both sides of his mouth will catch up with him - if not in the primaries, certainly in the general election if he is the nominee.
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Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#5 Sep 16, 2011
We may never know how the Judges voted, but it is done now. Gitmo should be the prison of last recourse until Mars is ready.

Since: May 10

Branson, MO

#6 Sep 16, 2011
Maybe we should Execute the Supreme Court Justices !

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 Sep 16, 2011
Gitmo has a purpose. Texas Law did its best.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Sep 16, 2011
DEM SEN. SAYS OBAMA PLAN WON'T WORK...

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#10 Sep 16, 2011
Irt's very unusual for the S.C. to get involved with capital murder cases like this. But the guy did in fact do it, so why the hold up? It's been 16 years already!
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#11 Sep 16, 2011
Do they mean to say the jury couldn't figure out he was black?

It's politically correct to save the life of a black mass murderer.

After all, he was driven to kill and kill again by the white man.

He would never have murdered if the white man had given him their share.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#13 Sep 16, 2011
Lance Winslow wrote:
Even though they blew the sentencing phase, Duane Buck's trial was a huge step forward for Texas jurisprudence; they tried him before execution.


LOL! You're an IDIOT.

The guy was convicted of a DOUBLE MURDER.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Raleigh, NC

#14 Sep 16, 2011

From the story:



Buck was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend and a man in her apartment in July 1995. Buck's guilt is not being questioned, but his lawyers say the jury was unfairly influenced and that he should receive a new sentencing hearing. His attorneys appealed to the Supreme Court and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to block the execution, saying a psychologist testified that black people were more likely to commit violence.


What BS.


The guy committed a DOUBLE MURDER.
The Sentence is DEATH.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/15/us-supre...

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#15 Sep 16, 2011
He's just delaying the inevitable. Dont do the crime if you cant do the time!!
Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#16 Sep 16, 2011
Apparently the Republicans on the court think Perry (well-known to Texans as Pompous Prancing Prince Rick) needs rescuing.

It's embarrassing to Republicans that Texas jobs are actually GOVERNMENT JOBS PAID FOR WITH STIMULUS FUNDING.

CHART OF THE DAY:*Government* Jobs Led To Perry’s Economic Boom
Brian Beutler | August 17, 2011, 2:23PM

"Despite being one of the loudest critics of President Obama's stimulus, PERRY USED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FEDERAL MONEY TO PATCH OVER TEXAS' BUDGET SHORTFALLS and was thus able to create and maintain lots and lots of GOVERNMENT JOBS.

In fact, if you look at net job creation between 2007 and 2010, it's clear the ONLY thing keeping Texas buoyant was GOVERNMENT JOBS.

The chart comes from Jared Bernstein -- a fiscal policy expert at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

It shows pretty conclusively that the recession cost Texas 178,000 private sector jobs.

But in the same period, it added 125,000 public sector jobs -- nearly half of all government jobs created in this period nationwide.

Perry's papered over some looming budget gaps with fancy paperwork, and unless he or the next governor take steps (like raising taxes) to balance the books, he'll have to cut spending (read: public sector jobs) and many of his gains will have proved illusory.

That's doesn't match Perry's private market, anti-government rhetoric very well..."

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/ch...

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#17 Sep 16, 2011

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#18 Sep 16, 2011
Researcher wrote:
Apparently the Republicans on the court think Perry (well-known to Texans as Pompous Prancing Prince Rick) needs rescuing.
It's embarrassing to Republicans that Texas jobs are actually GOVERNMENT JOBS PAID FOR WITH STIMULUS FUNDING.
CHART OF THE DAY:*Government* Jobs Led To Perry’s Economic Boom
Brian Beutler | August 17, 2011, 2:23PM
"Despite being one of the loudest critics of President Obama's stimulus, PERRY USED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FEDERAL MONEY TO PATCH OVER TEXAS' BUDGET SHORTFALLS and was thus able to create and maintain lots and lots of GOVERNMENT JOBS.
In fact, if you look at net job creation between 2007 and 2010, it's clear the ONLY thing keeping Texas buoyant was GOVERNMENT JOBS.
The chart comes from Jared Bernstein -- a fiscal policy expert at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
It shows pretty conclusively that the recession cost Texas 178,000 private sector jobs.
But in the same period, it added 125,000 public sector jobs -- nearly half of all government jobs created in this period nationwide.
Perry's papered over some looming budget gaps with fancy paperwork, and unless he or the next governor take steps (like raising taxes) to balance the books, he'll have to cut spending (read: public sector jobs) and many of his gains will have proved illusory.
That's doesn't match Perry's private market, anti-government rhetoric very well..."
http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/ch...
The experiment is over for liberal job creation.......along with the affirmitive action presidency.

Ill. up sharply to 9.9%...

12.1% in CA...

9.0% Conneticut

9.2% Washinton

Conservative

8.5% Texas

5.6% Oklahoma

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#19 Sep 16, 2011
American_Infidel wrote:
Talkingpointsmemo.com??
WTF??
Would you prefer another source? I have a feeling that anything detrimental to Perry you'll automatically disagree with, but I'll give it a shot;

"During Perry's tenure, the combined number of federal, state and local government jobs in Texas has grown by 18.3 percent vs. a 10 percent increase in private-sector jobs.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/art...

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/art...

Also;

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/On-the-Econ...

and;

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/anderson-cooper-ri...

Need any more?

“HILLARY OR TRUMP”

Since: Mar 09

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

#20 Sep 16, 2011
Mandatory death penalty for heinous crimes should be implemented in all 50 states. Zero tolerance for thuggery!!

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#21 Sep 16, 2011
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you prefer another source? I have a feeling that anything detrimental to Perry you'll automatically disagree with, but I'll give it a shot;
"During Perry's tenure, the combined number of federal, state and local government jobs in Texas has grown by 18.3 percent vs. a 10 percent increase in private-sector jobs.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/art...
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/art...
Also;
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/On-the-Econ...
and;
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/anderson-cooper-ri...
Need any more?
do you have real sources

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#22 Sep 16, 2011
Don Joe wrote:
Why would the extreme right wing USSC intervene? They have repeatedly demonstrated they have no interest in justice, or the law, or the constitution, or even human decency. They are the antithesis of justice.
Well, we all know why, it was th Reich wing activist judges on the court that are gifting Perry with a deflection from his record as the Torquemada of Texas.

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