SCOTUS rules on two cases, 5-4 vote again.

From msnbc:

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected public school assignment plans that take account of students’ race.

The decision in cases affecting schools in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle could imperil similar plans in hundreds of districts nationwide, and it leaves public school systems with a limited arsenal to maintain racial diversity.

The court split, 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts announcing the court’s judgment. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissent that was joined by the court’s other three liberals.

Death row decision
In a separate decision, the court also blocked the execution of a Texas killer whose lawyers argued that he should not be put to death because he is mentally ill.

Scott Louis Panetti shot his in-laws to death 15 years ago in front of his wife and young daughter.

Panetti knows what he did, but believes that he is on death row because he preaches the word of God, his lawyers say.

Panetti’s lawyers wanted the court to determine that people who cannot understand the connection between their crime and punishment because of mental illness may not be executed.

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Posted on June 28, 2007, in SCOTUS. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. So they got one right and one wrong. It’s better than their other decisions this week.

  2. Justice Kennedy, in siding with the conservatives on the racial integration ruling said he didn’t agree with everything the conservatives stated in the ruling..my question is:Then why did you vote with them asshole? Is it ok to toss away some things and not others? Who and how is that determined?

  3. Justice Roberts made a good point that the only way to end racial discrimination was to end racial discrimination. You can’t argue with that.VP Cheney probably threatened Justice Kennedy since he is a member of every branch of government and no branch at all

  4. Aw, just call SCOTUS what they ought to be called…SCROTUMS.

  5. Has anyone checked under Justice Kennedy’s manly judge dress for a pair of testicles? The lack of a pair hanging down there would explain a few things. Maybe be is Mann Coulter sans wig?

  6. Scott, Roberts isn’t an old sage..the fact that we need to end it is why the states are trying different ways to do just that.Poobie..they don’t have any nads do they? Lazy..I just did a piece on the lovely and ego-tripping Justice Kennedy. I will put it up Sunday at BIO.

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