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Texas Judge Rescinds DP Ruling

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Juan Lozano reports for AP,

A Texas judge who came under criticism for his ruling declaring the death penalty unconstitutional took back his controversial decision on Tuesday.

However, Judge Kevin Fine said he still wants more information on whether the state's death penalty statute is unconstitutional because it allows for the possible execution of an innocent person.
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Fine said there was no precedent to guide him in resolving the issues raised by defense attorneys in a case involving a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston woman and wounding her sister during a robbery in front of their home in June 2008.

Has this guy been asleep since 1972 and come out yawning like Rip Van Winkle? These issues have been debated ad nauseam.

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No, he's only been asleep since 1976, although he had to go some to stay asleep through Scalia's devastating concurrence in Kansas v. Marsh.

On the other hand, the guy has a dynamite set of tattoos, http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6116339.html

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