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Chief Justice Complains of ‘Revisionist’ Spin

Posted Apr 26, 2007 9:25 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Justice Anthony M. Kennedy provided the crucial swing vote yesterday in three Supreme Court cases striking down the death sentences of Texas inmates, a New York Times article points out.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. argued in a dissent that the majority was putting an unwarranted spin on the court’s death penalty jurisprudence.

“It is a familiar adage that history is written by the victors,” Roberts wrote, criticizing the majority’s “utterly revisionist” interpretations.

ABAJournal.com provided more coverage of the ruling in posts yesterday.

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