Thursday, March 06, 2003

Three Strikes
Once again, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been overturned by the Supremes. This time it was in holding that California's Three Strikes law is not violative of the 8th Amendment's prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment. While I think that three strikes is incredibly bad public policy, I think the Court got it correct. All too often those who disagree with a policy claim that it is in conflict with the Constitution. People fail to remember that there is nothing unconstitutional about bad public policy!


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