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July 19, 2005

Is Judge Roberts personally against capital punishment?

I just received an interesting report that there is a rumor going around on a national death penalty discussion list "that Roberts is a 'pro-life conservative' and personally opposed to the death penalty."   I suppose this post is form of rumor-mongering, but I cannot resist relaying this interesting rumor given that, as I have discussed here, Justice O'Connor's replacement could greatly impact SCOTUS's death penalty jurisprudence. 

It will be very interesting to see if death penalty issues — or other sentencing issues — play a significant role in the public debate over Justice Roberts or have a central place in Judge Roberts' confirmation hearings.

July 19, 2005 at 10:55 PM | Permalink

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