Friday, August 15, 2008

World Court in Texas, continued

Not too long ago, posted a video titled, "World Court lost in Texas," and here is the link:

Here is the description to that video:

"In 1993 a Mexican citizen illegally in the United States of America (USA) along with some other equally depraved thugs, raped and murdered two girls' ages 14 and 16. They were arrested and convicted. One of the rapist murderers Jose Medellin is scheduled to be snuffed out in Texas August 5th, 2008. The Mexican government complained that the murderer Medellin was not informed when arrested that according to a 1963 Vienna Convention, it (the murderer) should have be informed of it's right to contact a Mexican government representative. Since it was not informed of this right, Mexico says the trial was invalid. Question: would the invalidation of the trail bring the two murdered children back to life?

Texas told the Mexican authorities to get lost. So the case was taken to the United Nations (UN) international court in The Hague. The court ruled in favor of Mexico and ordered the United States not to execute the murderer and rapist Jose Medellin. President Bush then told the state of Texas, they must not execute the murderer rapist. Again, Texas said get lost. So the case went to The Supreme Court of the United States. The Court ruled in favor of Texas, stating Texas was not bound by any ruling from an international court.

Disputes brought forth to the international court involve disputes between two nations, not between a nation and a state or province. There was no dispute between Mexico and the United States, because the United State government agreed with Mexico. Then once again the case went back to the international court and ruled the same. This time the United States government said there was nothing that can be done to enforce this ruling in the state of Texas. Texas adheres to the rulings of the United States Supreme Court, not the international court in The Hague."

Today appearing on the front page of The Dallas Morning News appeared an articled titled, "Federal officials try to block Texas execution." The above mentioned rapist, murderer is scheduled for execution on August 5th, 2008.

Federal officials are trying to convince Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry to postpone the execution to allow another hearing. Also two liberal Democrat members of the United States House of Representatives (Congress), submitted a bill mandating that states adhere to the World Court's decision in The Hague. These two Representatives are: Howard Berman and Zoe Lofgren.

A spokesperson for the governor of Texas responded with, "The governor isn't feeling any pressure on this simply because he is here to uphold the laws of the state of Texas and not some foreign court in Europe."

He also said, "Two young girls were brutally gang raped and murdered, and the governor is not willing to say that any foreign national is going to get any additional protection under the law than a Texas citizen would."

The clock is ticking and the world, the nation, and Texans are waiting for August 5th, 2008.

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