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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Well, We Won't be Letting THAT Happen Again...

So today, in a further fascinating development, the U.S. announces it is withdrawing from the Optional Protocol of the Vienna Convention...
"The International Court of Justice has interpreted the Vienna Consular Convention in ways that we had not anticipated that involved state criminal prosecutions and the death penalty, effectively asking the court to supervise our domestic criminal system," State Department spokeswoman Darla Jordan said yesterday.

Withdrawal from the protocol is a way of "protecting against future International Court of Justice judgments that might similarly interpret the consular convention or disrupt our domestic criminal system in ways we did not anticipate when we joined the convention," Jordan added.
The article also notes that Texas shares Publius's bafflement about the nature and authority of the President's order here...

T.

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