Thursday, July 17, 2008

World Court lost in Texas

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.

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