March 16, 2010

The Federalist Society's Obama nightmare

Remember top Federalist Society law professor Steven Calabresi's terrifying vision of "the mass freeing of criminal defendants" if Barack Obama was elected? Turns out he was exactly right!
As of January 2010, there were 1,403,091 persons under the jurisdiction of prison authorities, 5,739 fewer than on December 31, 2008, the first year-to-year drop in the nation’s prison population since 1972.
Obama let out all the sex predators! Probably the superpredators also! Wait, what? Those figures were collected from State prisons?
In the same period, the population in federal prisons increased by nearly 7 percent.
Oh. Never mind.

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