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  • Rosalie Abella in Vancouver Sun
    Writing for the majority, Justice Rosalie Abella noted that Canadian criminal justice legislation has always recognized the diminished moral culpability of youth: "Young people are entitled to a presumption of diminished moral blameworthiness or...
  • Anthony Kennedy in Seattle Times
    Retribution is not proportional if the law's most severe penalty is imposed on one whose culpability or blameworthiness is diminished ...... by reason of youth and immaturity,Kennedy wrote.
  • Bertie Ahern in Irish Times
    It was entirely appropriate for Parliament to consider the competing interests, on the one hand, of young persons to have their reduced moral blameworthiness taken into account, and, on the other, to be protected from violent young offenders and to... Marshall Rothstein Leader Post May 17, 2008 10528 14795 blameworthy Delivering an impassioned speech in defence of Ms Harney, Mr Ahern said she is not the one to blame and not the one who will be found blameworthy" once ongoing investigations are finished.

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