Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Another Good Ruling By The Supreme Court

In Texas, Jose Ernesto Medellin is awaiting execution for rape and murder. The problem with the conviction is, he is a Mexican citizen. The Bush administration has sided with the "world court", who says Medellin must be given a new hearing. This is based on the court's decision that he and 50 other Mexicans on death row should be given new trials.

The Supreme Court has Made their ruling:

Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, disagreed. Roberts said the international court decision cannot be forced upon the states.

The president may not "establish binding rules of decision that pre-empt contrary state law," Roberts said.

The decision was made by a 6-3 vote:

Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter dissented.
Chalk one up for the sovereignty of the state of Texas.

H/T: Michelle Malkin


Bill said...

From what I've been able to learn following this case for the past few years: "Jose" was known as "Joe" for his entire life - until he got to court and some lawyer discovered he was not a US citizen and found the loophole about his embassy not being contacted. He and his running buddies brutally raped and murdered two young girls - and he deserves to die at the hands of the executioner as soon as possible. This is a classic case where the death penalty is justified. Thank God the Supremes had the nerve to thumb their noses at some so-called world court.

JB Davis said...