Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz - The New York Times

Ted Cruz is a selfish, manipulative, power hungry racist.

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz - The New York Times:

"In 1997, Michael Wayne Haley was arrested after stealing a calculator from

Walmart. This was a crime that merited a maximum two­ year prison term. But

prosecutors incorrectly applied a habitual offender law. Neither the judge nor

the defense lawyer caught the error and Haley was sentenced to 16 years.

Eventually, the mistake came to light and Haley tried to fix it. Ted Cruz

was solicitor general of Texas at the time. Instead of just letting Haley go for

time served, Cruz took the case to the Supreme Court to keep Haley in prison

for the full 16 years.

Some justices were skeptical. “Is there some rule that you can’t confess

error in your state?” Justice Anthony Kennedy asked. The court system did

finally let Haley out of prison, after six years."

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