glossario dei termini giuridici americani : citazioni
not always so messy here. Sometimes it is worse"
is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord" Romans 12:19 KJV
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" John 8:32
whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And
the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."
Genesis 4:15 KJV
let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more
than these cometh of evil." Matthew 5 37, KJV
heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite
thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5 38
- 39 KJV
returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun:
and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter;
and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter."
Ecclesiastes 4:1 KJV
"If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain" Proverbs, 24: 11 KJV
those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling
to the slaughter" Proverbs, 24: 11 ESV
are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy" Matthew 5:7 KJV
the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness:
I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." Isaiah
45: 6-7 KJV
shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in
the land of Egypt" Exodus 22:21 KJV
David danced before the LORD with all his might" Samuel 6:14 KJV
"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" Martin Luther King Jr.
for an eye and the whole world would soon be blind."
"chi salva una Vita umana, salva il mondo intero" Il Talmud
un essere umano è come se uccidesse tutta l'umanità, chi salva una vita
umana è come se salvasse tutta l'umanità"
"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, Malay and red, and He placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with His arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that He separated the races shows that He did not intend for the races to mix." Judge Leon Bazile
licenses for genocide, slavery, racism, are all right there in the holy
"We live in a Christian society and the Bible says 'an eye for an eye'. The Bible also talks about forgiveness somewhere but this is surely a printing error, do not be fooled. Only an idiot would read the entire Bible anyway, instead of just picking out the parts that agree with him." Edward Fella
"Oyez, oyez, oyez! All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United States and this Honorable Court!"
laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in
years have passed since this Court declared that the death penalty must
be imposed fairly, and with reasonable consistency, or not at all, see
Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972), and, despite the effort of the
States and courts to devise legal formulas and procedural rules to meet
this daunting challenge, the death penalty remains fraught with arbitrariness,
discrimination, caprice, and mistake. (…) From this day forward, I no
longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. For more than 20 years
I have endeavoured -- indeed, I have struggled--along with a majority
of this Court, to develop procedural and substantive rules that would
lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavour.
Rather than continue to coddle the Court's delusion that the desired level
of fairness has been achieved and the need for regulation eviscerated,
I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the
death penalty experiment has failed. It is virtually self evident to me
now that no combination of procedural rules or substantive regulations
ever can save the death penalty from its inherent constitutional deficiencies.
The basic question--does the system accurately and consistently determine
which defendants "deserve" to die?--cannot be answered in the affirmative."
20 years on the high court, I have to acknowledge that serious questions
are being raised about whether the death penalty is being fairly administered
in this country."
who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty"
the [American] legal system is divided into two separate and unequal system
of justice: one for the rich, in which the courts take limitless time
to examine, ponder, consider, and deliberate over hundreds of thousands
of bits of evidence and days of testimony, and heard elaborate, endless
appeals and write countless learned opinions; the other for the poor,
in which hasty guilty pleas and brief hearings are the rule and appeals
is the best disinfectant."
more than the purposeless and needless imposition of pain and suffering"
history of capital punishment for homicides … reveals continual efforts,
uniformly unsuccessful, to identify before the fact those homicides for
which the slayer should die…. Those who have come to grips with the hard
task of actually attempting to draft means of channeling capital sentencing
discretion have confirmed the lesson taught by history…. To identify before
the fact those characteristics of criminal homicides and their perpetrators
which call for the death penalty, and to express these characteristics
in language which can be fairly understood and applied by the sentencing
authority, appear to be tasks which are beyond present human ability."
"it surely is beyond dispute that if the death penalty cannot be administered consistently and rationally, it cannot be administered at all" Justice Harry Blackmun
after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to
home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the
world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood
he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office
where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child
seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.
Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.
traduzioni sono di Claudio Giusti
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