Willie Searcy's case was a textbook example of "results oriented" justice that is common in Texas. Often, judges first determine the desired outcome of a case. Then they adapt the facts and the law to make it happen. It was also a glaring example of judicial activism, or making law from the bench, which is anathema to conservative Republicans -- unless it serves their purposes, as it did in the Terri Schiavo case.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Truth Out has posted "Willie's Story" (You'll have to scroll down to the second story at this link) revealing details about a tragic and needless death by justice involving Bush administration judicial nominee Priscilla Owens. Here's an insightful quote:
Posted by Bruce Prescott at 12:10 PM