25 March 2008

SCOTUS: Vienna Convention Irrrelevant

The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Vienna Convention which is a duly Senate adopted treaty which the World Court has found Texas to have violated is not enforceable in the United States against state governments.

Once again, the United States has shown itself to have wanton disregard for what should be binding international law.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's be a little more accurate here. Medellin v. Texas, No. 06-984 (Mar. 25, 2008) has to do with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, so this is a bit of "inside baseball." The Court held that the Convention didn't pre-empt state limitations on the filing of habeas petitions.

An appellate lawyer like Andy should know the rules: If you snooze, you lose.