A Word On SCOTUS Rulings: Kennedy v Louisiana Edition

This is likely the most groaned about decision of the term, but it shouldn’t be. The court did not make the popular choice, but did make the right one. The death penalty is a horrible and immoral act, but setting that aside for a second, even if one agrees with it’s use as a general principle, this decision was the right one. Rape is a horrible crime, but it is not where near comparable to the ultimate destruction embodied by murder. Reading the accounts of what happened to that young girl makes one sick at the stomach, but our laws cannot be based on a tummy ache. There is a difference between revenge and justice, and the role of the legal process is the latter, even when the circumstances make us secretly long for the former.