Saturday, July 03, 2010

Soft on Crime--Republican Justices?

  From the Scotus Blog (hat tip Volokh Conspiracy),  counter-intuitive sentences, though I don't intend to revive the "soft on crime" political slur, regardless of to whom it is applied:
"But it is easy to overlook that their principled reading of other provisions regularly leads Scalia and Thomas to adopt the very most defendant-favoring positions on the Court.  In previous Terms, Scalia and Thomas have been a part of the majority revolutionizing both sentencing and the right of confrontation, which favor criminal defendants."

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