Cold, getting colder

I haven't read yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana, the opinion ruling that Louisiana's law applying the death penalty to the rape of a minor was a cruel and unusual punishment, but Publius's post on it motivated me to go back and read my own thoughts from when Roper came down, and an interesting argument I had, mostly with a commenter named cmdicely, in the comments to someone else's post about Roper. I think cmdicely actually has the better of the argument, at least in some ways.

In related news, all Au Bon Pain stores in New York started giving out free ice coffee forty six minutes ago and will continue to do so until they close today. I've never had their iced coffee, but their regular blend does nothing for me.