How ... interesting (emphasis eye-rollingly added):
In a pretrial hearing Friday, Kansas Judge Warren Wilbert said he might allow the defense to present evidence that [Dr. George Tiller murderer] Mr. [Scott] Roeder acted in defense of others -- in this case, fetuses -- whom he believed to be under imminent threat. The judge said he would make that call as the trial proceeded, on a witness-by-witness basis.
"He said it's probably a very tough burden for us to meet, but he didn't rule it out," said defense lawyer Mark Rudy, adding that he was satisfied with the ruling.
Judge Wilbert also said he was open to the defense presenting evidence that Mr. Roeder might be guilty not of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison, but of the far lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, which carries a sentence of about five years.
I await the inevitable screeching from the Canadian Dumbass-o-sphere about how liberals are a bunch of bleeding heart pansies. Or something like that.
NO, SERIOUSLY, I eagerly await the howling from either the "Blogging Tories" or Craig Smith's "Canadian Conservatives" about how violent criminals should get the book thrown at them. So far, it's not looking good:
I'm sure they're just working up a good head of outrage as we speak. That must be it.