Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Obama Administration Fights Texas Sovereignty

Is the Obama administration fighting the sovereignty of the State of Texas? It would appear to be the case. A Mexican national is scheduled to receive the death penalty for raping and murdering a young Texas woman and the Obama administration's Department of Justice wants Governor Perry to call a halt to it.

President Obama is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to make the U.S. justice system subject to the authority of the World Court and the UN. Obama is wrong.

From The Guardian in London: "President Barack Obama is attempting to block the execution in Texas on Thursday of a Mexican man because it would breach an international convention and do “irreparable harm” to US interests.The White House has asked the US supreme court to put the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia on hold while Congress passes a law that would prevent the convicted rapist and murderer
from being put to death along with dozens of other foreign nationals who were denied proper access to diplomatic representation before trials for capital crimes."

The State of Texas has been down this road before and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz fought and won on behalf of the people of Texas. The case was Medelin v. Texas.

Medellin v. Texas case in which Texas stood up against 90 nations to guarantee the right for Texas and the United States to carry out justice for a brutal murderer and rapist, without being subject to the laws of the World Court. Ted Cruz successfully represented Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court in Medellin v. Texas, which upheld U.S. sovereignty and held that the World Court cannot bind the U.S. justice system and the President cannot order the state courts to obey the World Court.

Medellin v. Texas, I might note, was during the administration of former President George W. Bush.

Currently Ted Cruz is running for the U.S. Senate to represent Texas.

Just as the Bush administration was wrong, the Obama administration is, too.

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