Sunday, March 15, 2009
The latest issue of the Lewis & Clark Law Review contains articles from their recent symposium on "Treaties and Domestic Law After Medellín v. Texas." Click here to have a look. As you may remember, in Medellin the U.S. Supreme Court found that a decision of the International Court of Justice could not be directly enforced in U.S. domestic courts, and that the U.S. President could not enforce an order to have state courts implement the ICJ decision. (The case involved the failure of Texas to give required notice to detained and arrested foreign nationals that they had a right to have their consulates notified of their arrest.) It's an important issue, and I'm glad that Lewis & Clark have held a symposium on it.
Hat tip to Paul Spencer, Internet Editor at the Lewis & Clark Law Review