Sunday, February 26, 2006

Rule Of (International) Law

Reposted as history. Originally posted in February of 2005.

Editorial - Saturday February 26, 2005 - Opinion Journal
Can foreign courts tell American ones how to do their job?

One of the more dangerous fads in Supreme Court jurisprudence of late is something called "international law," in which American laws are measured not just against the Constitution but against the laws of foreign countries. The purpose is to put the U.S. law in what supporters delicately call a "global context." What they really mean is that they can't persuade enough Americans of their views to change U.S. law so they want to persuade judges to do it for them.

Global law is the goal of the still active socialist movement. Americans are sometimes astonished to find there are gullible people who do not accept what a horrible system socialism is. These gullible people are still actively working for its implementation here. Its repeated failures do not discourage the true believers. As they see popular opinion turning against socialism here in America, they increasingly seek to have "international law" simply inflict socialism on us.


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