Wednesday, July 16, 2008

They love killing foreigners in Texas

This is from The UN Wire and MSNBC

UN court demands Texas stop executions of Mexican citizens

The UN's highest court has demanded that Texas stay the executions of Mexican nationals on death row. Against the advice of the federal government and despite demands from the Hague, the state of Texas has refused to review the case of Jose Medellin and others, prompting Mexico to issue an appeal. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that President Bush lacks the legal authority to force Texas to comply with the World Court's judgment.

At hastily convened hearings last month, Mexico argued that the United States is defying a 2004 International Court of Justice order to review the cases of 51 Mexicans sentenced to death by state courts.

That order was based on the Hague-based court's finding that the condemned prisoners had been denied the right to help from their consulate following their arrest.

Then there's Canadians with similar problems, and Stevie, who just doesn't care.

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