Friday, May 13, 2005

On "Results Oriented" Justice

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:

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.

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