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Comment on the Leal Case

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Lester Jackson has this article in the American Thinker on the remarkable dissent of four Justices in Leal v. Texas.  Even though the State was entitled to prevail under clearly established precedent, the dissent thought a stay should be granted because Congress might enact new legislation.

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This is very similar to the Obama Regime giving amnesty to certain classes of illegal aliens covered by the many times rejected DREAM Act. They get a benefit not from a law, but a law that Congress has rejected.

The Leal dissent was remarkable for many things. What irritated me most was the dissenter's characterization of Leal's execution as "immediate", when he had been convicted well over a decade prior to the schdeuled date. The inherent dishonesty in this statement: "On the other hand, the State has an interest in proceeding with an immediate execution." is hard to beat. Had Justice Breyer been intellectually honest, he would have noted the State's (and the victim's family's) interest in finally conducting this execution after well over a decade of appeals.

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