Robert "Michelle" Kosilek murdered his wife. "Michelle" lives as a woman in an all-male prison. He's suing the department of corrections in Massachusetts for denying him further electrolysis treatments, and while the Judge upheld the denial of further hair removal procedures (he's already received 7 at $500 a piece, thak you taxpayers of Massachusetts), the Judge criticized the Department of Corrections saying they were dangerously close to engaging in "cruel and unusual" punishment violative of the 8th amendment o fthe U.S. Constitution.
I doubt that anyone thinks of me as being terribly illiberal, but every once in a while something comes across my radar screen that reminds me that there is a reason so-called liberal judges earned a bad name.
Then there is the other side of the coin the Judge who throws the book, on this occasion let's thank the Judge. Prentiss R. Fulton earned a trip to the Big House for double murder, robbery, and shooting and stabbing his partners in crime. The Kansas Judge Larry D. Harman felt that two consecutive life terms plus 495 years was just about right.. This is a guy we can only hope never gets out.