October 19, 2004

RESTORING THE CULTURE OF LIFE (via Kevin Whited):

Oklahoma murder case may set precedent (Associated Press, October 17, 2004)

The prosecution of an Oklahoma County woman for murder in the death of her stillborn son could be a precedent-setting case, according to legal analysts.

Theresa Lee Hernandez is jailed without bail, accused of poisoning her unborn son by using methamphetamine.

Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane filed the charge against Ms. Hernandez, 28, saying the baby had enough meth in his system to kill two normal adults.

"I will not tolerate any parent murdering their child so they can get their next drug fix," he said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2004 7:54 PM
Comments

Let's hope Bush gets reelected; the Senate gains more Republican seats; John Paul Stevens retires, and a pro-life judge gets appointed to the Supreme Court. Hmmm...I wonder if President Bush would have the guts to appoint John Ashcroft.

Posted by: Vince at October 20, 2004 4:32 AM

Someone who puts covering on the neo-classical statuary at the Justice Building because the nudity offends him will never be appointed to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Bart at October 20, 2004 10:28 AM

Appointed and confirmed, most likely as Chief.

Posted by: oj at October 20, 2004 10:35 AM

While it may not be a bad idea to put a laughingstock in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as it would perhaps give people pause before they look to the nanny state to solve their problems, the Senate will never go for it. There are 5 GOP senators now who would vote 'NO' and support a filibuster.

Posted by: Bart at October 20, 2004 11:06 AM

There won't be a filibuster any more. Ashcroft, a former state attorney general, governor, U.S. Senator, and US Attorney General would be the most overqualified nomineee ever.

Posted by: oj at October 20, 2004 12:53 PM
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