Re: Re: Re: Does public opinion influence your decisions as a judge?

I generally agree with your decisions (votes) on the Court. I think it would be difficult sometimes to look at today's situations and not be influenced by public opinion. Yet, it must be difficult to see your minority views reflect a more worldly view of public opinion. As I reflect on my views as a Texan on the death penalty (definitely against), I wonder why we want to be counted with the terrorist states of the world as the only places this penalty continues to exist.


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