Back in April Boston Legal
aired an episode called The Court Supreme where Alan Shore and Denny Crane went in front of the Supreme Court of the United States and he argued that his client not be put to the death because he allegedly rape a child.
Today the real life Supreme Court of the United States voted on the matter of whether or not someone should be executed and here is what they decided according to Fox News
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a law that allows the execution of people convicted of a raping a child.
In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
“The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.
As soon as I saw the news I wondered if SCOTUS saw this episode and based their decision on Alan Shore’s (James Spader’s) Emmy worthy speech. If he doesn’t win the Emmy for the second year in the row for this speech there is something wrong with the Emmy voters. I mean crap it swayed (don’t you think they saw the epsiode) the Supreme Court of the United States, what more proof do you need that it is Emmy worthy!!!