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2d Update (8:34am Friday): Report on the completed execution is here.

Update (3:45 PDT): The Helena Independent Review reports on the judge's denial of intervention here. The judge ruled that the ACLU, et al., were violating Dawson's fundamental right to privacy by interfering with his decision.

Montana Execution. David Dawson is scheduled to be executed tomorrow morning in Montana. Dawson kidnapped a family of four, then killed the mother, father and their 11-year-old son. The sole survivor was the family’s teenage daughter who was found unharmed by police. Judge Jeffrey Sherlock listened to arguments this morning from both sides as the whether or not Dawson should still be executed as planned. A decision will be made no later than 2:00 p.m. MDT today. More on the story can be found here.

Term Limits for Judges? John Andrews has this op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on a Colorado initiative setting a 10-year term limit for judges.

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The judge denied the request. One wonders why busybodies waste their time trying to stop a convicted triple-murderer from submitting to his punishment. I guess the smug sense of moral superiority is wonderful.

Here's a link to a touching story about the victims in this awful case. All of the nonsense surrounding executions obscures the evil that murderers visit upon society. And it serves as a reminder why people who are on the row have earned their place there.
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/08/10/news/local/20-rodsteins.txt

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