Saturday, March 26, 2005

SCOTUS to review foreigners' rights in Texas death row case

If, like me, you never quite understood what was happening when President Bush pulled the U.S. out from under the review of the International Court of Justice under the Vienna Convention (other than perceiving that Bush was acting on a generalized right wing belief that international institutions are bad, as he did appointing John Bolton UN ambassador), you should check out this SCOTUS blog entry about the case Medellin v. Dretke,involving a Mexican national sentenced to death in Texas. Oral arguments will be heard Monday. SCOTUS blog gives a clear, brief explication of a complex matter that explains a lot about how this particular case motivated what Bush did and why. Good stuff. Via Jurispundit.

See here for more on what's going on regarding the Vienna Convention in Texas.