Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A new claim of presidential power, this time at Texas' expense

Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog tells why the Bush administration thinks Presidents have power to order state courts to obey the World Court - in this case, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Meddellin v. Texas.


800 pound gorilla said...

Your statement is blatantly false - and I was flabbergasted that you made it. Since when has Bush ordered anyone - other than a leader of "the enemy" to obey the rule of law? His behavior is a shadow of the Breznev doctrine: international law is there only to limit the behaviors of the enemies of my motherland.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Well, whatever its verity, really it's Denniston's statement!

I guess this means when you think of "enemies of the motherland," the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals doesn't come to mind? ;) best,