Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power

Editor’s Note: Brett Kavanaugh may or may not land in the Supreme Court.  What is interesting about this article is it clearly articulates a mindset that permeates the U.S. political establishment as a whole and much of the judiciary as well.  John Bolton’s recent outburst of defiance towards the International Criminal Court is an example of this mentality. by Marjorie[…]

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In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws

The Supremacy Clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statures, and U.S. treaties as “the supreme law of the land.” The Constitution is the hightest form of law in the American legal system. State judges are requied to uphold it, even if state laws or constitutuions conflict with it. by Marjorie Cohn, published on Consortium News, July 31, 2018 The two primary[…]

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A Tale of Two Summits

“No one should be concerned because Trump ruined the party held by the biggest thieves.” There were two summits of world leaders held very recently. The one which got Americans’ attention was the Group of Seven (G7), comprised of Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Germany. The meeting, held in Quebec, proved that Donald Trump means[…]

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The Liberation of Ghouta in the Context of International Law

Syrian soldiers assist civilians waiting to be evacuated through a humanitarian corridor in East Ghouta. Editor’s note: This letter was written a couple of months ago.  Before the letter was circulated for endorsers, no less presented to the members of the United Nations Security Council, the United States vetoed a resolution to condemn them for raining cruise missiles on Syria. […]

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