Monday, May 23, 2011

Supreme Court Permits Release of Thousands of Calif. Prisoners

Prisoners' rights has been a relatively dead issue for the Supreme Court for a number of years. That is no longer the case. Justice Kennedy joined the 4 Democratic appointees to uphold the lower court rulings. Just one more reason not to move to California. After too many years to reckless spending, the state is becoming a basket case! (Also see prior post on the San Franciso wackiness) The case is Brown v. Plata (2011)

1 comment:

  1. I think California's prison population per 100,000 residents is well below the national average . . . if they choose not to lock up people who can't behave, it's their calamity. I think we should let Californians handle this one. Also, CA crime is not uniformly distributed across the geography . . . blanket conclusions about the entire state may not be warranted.