Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In Other Death Penalty News--Jurors Should Not Send Chocolate Penises to the Judge When They Send the Defendant to the Chair!

A death penalty case out of Georgia drew another per curiam opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court which sent a case back to the appellate court with directions to consider the discovery requests by Marcus Wellons in an effort to determine what the hell the Judge and Jury were up to preliminary to and at the time they sentenced Wellons to die.  The Supreme Court was aghast to learn that a jokey panel of jurors ex parte (without the attorneys for the parties being present) sent the trial judge a chocolate penis, and the bailiff chocolate breasts while ordering convicted rapist/murderer Marcus Wellons to die.  The per curiam opinion declared that from the beginning to the end of a judicial process which contemplates putting a defendant to death, the proceedings must be conducted with "dignity and respect." 

Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Roberts disagree.


  1. Eeww. Sometimes I'm absolutely convinced that evolution is heading back the other way.

  2. Obviously four justices who didn't get their chocolate treats in this case. Although I may have spotted something on Clarence's can of Coke over there.

  3. that's not a coke, it's a mocha...but what's that. . .eeeeewwwwwww!