On the Corner today, Daniel Foster has a post called “Scalia Stays Texas Execution of Duane Buck.” Now, I don’t know all the facts about what was actually said in the sentencing testimony at issue in this death-penalty-for-double-murder case, and of course no legal proceeding is perfect and you can’t invalidate every sentence in which some bad testimony got in, but it would be a bad thing if racial generalizations were used in sentencing — just as they should not be used by the government in other contexts . . . like public university admissions.
by Roger Clegg