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Taming Globalization – International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order

Julian Ku and John Yoo


In 1997, a Mexican national named Jose Ernesto Medellin was sentenced to death for raping and murdering two teenage girls in Texas. In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that he was entitled to an appellate review of his sentence because the arresting officers had not informed him of his right to seek assistance from the Mexican consulate prior to trial, as prescribed by a treaty ratified by Congress in 1963. In 2008, amid fierce controversy, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the international ruling had no weight. Medellin subsequently was executed. As this book shows the Medel ... More

Keywords: International Court of Justice, Congress, Supreme Court, constitutional law, separation of powers, international ruling, international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199837427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julian Ku, author
Professor of Law, Hofstra University Law School, Hempstead, NY

John Yoo, author
Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, CA