The World Court Finds Out That You Don’t Mess With Texas

Good for Texas!

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The U.N.’s highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to stay the executions of five Mexicans on Texas death row pending review of their cases.

…Earlier, President Bush issued a directive to the state courts to abide by the decision and also asked Texas specifically to review Medellin’s case ahead of his planned Aug. 5 execution.

Those steps were “highly unusual,” Bellinger said. “It almost never happens that the federal government enters an appearance in state court proceedings.”

However, Texas refused, and in March the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 6-3 vote that Bush lacked the authority to compel state courts to comply with the judgment from The Hague.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Attorney General Michael Mukasey have jointly written to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, urging him to review Medellin’s case, Bellinger said.

Informally known as the World Court, the tribunal is the U.N.’s judicial arm for resolving disputes among nations. Its decisions are binding and final, but it has no enforcement powers.

As far as I’m concerned, the World Court doesn’t have the authority to tell Americans to do anything, ever, for any conceivable reason, so, as far as I am concerned, they can take all their orders, past, present, and future and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine.

PS: This just goes to show you what a joke the UN and international law are. Why even bother to have a court whose “decisions are binding and final,” if “it has no enforcement powers”? Why would anyone with half a brain take these people seriously?

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