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Mexico Outrageously Denies US Sovereignty

AP reports that Mexico has asked the International Court of Justice in the Hague to "block" executions of Mexican nationals in US states. Dissatisfied with a Supreme Court ruling that held that President Bush had no constitutional authority to block executions in Texas (and other states) of murderers who had been given all the rights of US citizens, Mexico is now dissing our constitution a second time. Of course Mexico must know that the ICJ has no authority to enjoin an American execution. Twenty years ago outrageous illegal behavior like Mexico's would have been laughable, but in the days of activist "I'm the law" judges, who knows what havoc might be wreaked?

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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