The United States Supreme Court delivered a body blow to the safety of the people of my home state of California. In an unprecedented action of judicial intemperance, the United States Supreme Court basically ordered that between 38,000 and 46,000 prisoners currently in the California prison system be released.
Many times Supreme Court decisions are of mere academic interest. This one specifically deals with the safety of the people of my home state.
As one who led a team of attorneys generals of the states of the nation in the 1990s to have prison litigation reform which was incorporated into a law that was passed by the Congress and signed by the president, this flies in the face of every piece of that bill.
You rarely say this, but I fear that there will be murders, there will be rapes, there will be assaults, there will be unnamed and unnumbered crimes in my home state as a direct result of today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since when did they take over all of the three branches of government, becoming the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch?