For years, this has been one of the mantras of the real estate business. Location can mean the difference between a property going up in value or going down in value.
I now see that it can also make a difference within the US Circuit Court of Appeals system. A few days ago I wrote about the 9th Circuit – The Most Anti-American Court in the Land. The 9th Circuit Court has a long history of being the most liberal court in America.
But like in real estate, location seems to make all the difference.
I was just reading about the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, located in Atlanta, that issued a ruling on Jose Padilla, a convicted terrorist. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a lower court’s sentencing of Padilla to 17 years in prison was not long enough.
Sending the case back to the lower court to have the sentencing re-examined, the 11th Circuit court said:
“Padilla poses a heightened risk of future dangerousness due to his Al Qaeda training. He is far more sophisticated than an individual convicted of an ordinary street crime.”
Basically, the 11th Circuit Court told the lower court that Padilla’s sentencing of only 17 years was not in align with typical federal sentencing for convicted terrorists and that they needed to go back and sentence him to a much longer prison term.
My hat goes off to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and I thank God that this did not go before the 9th Circuit Court. Had they heard the appeal, these liberal idiots would probably have thrown out his conviction and given him some kind of monetary award for being wrongfully imprisoned and hurting his ego.
Yep! Location, location, location. It can and does make all the difference.