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incorrigible

Philosophy (of a belief) having the property that whoever honestly believes it cannot be mistaken
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concurring) (granting certiorari, vacating judgment and remanding five cases in which defendants convicted of committing homicide while under the age of 18 were sentenced to life without parole because "none of the sentencing judges addressed the question Miller and Montgomery require a sentencer to ask: whether the petitioner was among the very 'rarest of juvenile offenders, those whose crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility.
These criteria are: certainty (held with absolute conviction); incorrigibility (not changeable by compelling counter-argument or proof to the contrary) impossibility of falsity of content (implausible, bizarre or patently untrue).
Sequencing shots in this way suggests that although the Saudi kingdom is modernizing, women in Saudi society can never be completely modernized due to the incorrigibility of the Islamic culture that is described in the opening scene as "fundamentalist.
186) The belief took hold that, to be just, punishment must reflect the severity of the crime, rather than the wickedness and incorrigibility of an offender.
Treating them as quasi-perceptual states, with the attendant incorrigibility and vividness, gives the best picture of how they influence that assessment:
The authors of these treatises emphasize the greater importance to the law of the latter than the former as necessary to establish blameworthiness and incorrigibility.
0 (2,191) (537) * Not including prostitution; ** Includes running away, curfew violations, and incorrigibility.
Whether driven by poverty or by an attraction to the exotic "other," women of white heritage pursued relationships with men of Chinese heritage even when it meant risking incarceration on charges of incorrigibility.
Given its fatal incorrigibility, humanity probably will have to go through many more Rwandas and Chernobyls before it understands how unbelievably short-sighted a human being can be who has forgotten that he is not God.
My suggestion today is a combination of Italian incorrigibility, cost and performance moderation.
That said, just as with child soldiers, any honest assessment of what reintegration, redress, and transition actually entails cannot be based on convenient fictions of the helplessness, faultlessness, innocence, and cluelessness of the child pirates or, on the other hand, fictions as to their incorrigibility, pathology, and irredeemability.