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Court to rule on Mexico bid to halt U.S. executions
Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 07/11/08 | Alexandra Hudson

Posted on 07/11/2008 6:29:08 AM PDT by Abathar

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The World Court said on Friday it will rule next week on a Mexican request that it seek a delay of the imminent U.S. executions of five of its citizens, who Mexico argues were denied consular assistance.

One of the five on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas, prompting Mexico to make its petition last month for urgent action.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will issue its decision on July 16.

The ICJ in The Hague ruled in 2004 that the United States had violated international law by failing to inform 51 Mexicans on death row of their right to consular assistance and said the cases should be reviewed.

Mexico opposes the U.S. death penalty and the issue has strained relations between the two neighbors.

In 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, a staunch defender of the death penalty, directed state courts to review the 51 cases following the World Court's ruling, saying the United States must adhere to its international treaty obligations.

But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in March that Bush overstepped his authority when he directed Texas to comply with the ICJ's ruling and reopen the case against Medellin.

A gang member, Medellin was denied the right to meet with a consular official from Mexico after his arrest for the June 1993 rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston. The killings were linked to a gang initiation.

Under the Vienna Convention, foreign nationals have a right to talk to consular officers after their arrests.

Texas has acknowledged Medellin was never told he could talk to Mexican officials. But it has argued that claim cannot be made now because he never raised it at trial or sentencing.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; crimaliens; deathpenalty; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico; mexicodemands; worldcourt
"The ICJ, also known as the World Court, is responsible for handling disputes between U.N. member states. Its rulings -- which often take years -- are binding and not subject to appeal."

BS! Come over here and enforce it UN.

1 posted on 07/11/2008 6:29:08 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Stick the needle in and juice his ass up NOW!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 07/11/2008 6:30:49 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Abathar
Build the wall.
Big and tall.
Find the illegals,
and deport them all.
3 posted on 07/11/2008 6:35:04 AM PDT by Ratblaster ( Obama's house, Rezko's yard)
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To: shankbear

Dude.... You say something like that in S.F. and you will be the hit of the party. But I completely agree with the spirit in which you wrote it. :-)


4 posted on 07/11/2008 6:36:18 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

A gang member, Medellin was denied the right to meet with a consular official from Mexico after his arrest for the June 1993 rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston. The killings were linked to a gang initiation.

World Court and Mexico...BITE ME!...Hang ‘em high!


5 posted on 07/11/2008 6:38:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Abathar
Just a reminder.....when one of the victims wouldn't die after being repeatedly raped and tortured, this piece of sh_t stomped her head until it was almost flat.
6 posted on 07/11/2008 6:38:20 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: Abathar

Perhaps if the US ignores the World Court’s opinion, the UN will kick us out.


7 posted on 07/11/2008 6:40:40 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

Really!!! Could we BE so lucky?!?!?


8 posted on 07/11/2008 6:41:54 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Weighing ..'he was denied consular official'... with the brutal rape and murder of two young girls....

...and I wonder how our nation traveled to this point in time that his appeal would be a consideration.

Dear mercy....and both candidates are pursuing votes of illegals and seeking approval from La Raza.

9 posted on 07/11/2008 6:43:56 AM PDT by Guenevere (America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease)
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To: Abathar

Execute this POS immediately.

BTW what about the rights of the two young girls he RAPED AND MURDERED. This POS is as guilty as it gets.

Scew the ICJ and the UN. They are worthless.

US out of the UN
UN out of the US


10 posted on 07/11/2008 6:44:19 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (I will not vote for Obama not because he is black, but because he is RED)
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To: Ouderkirk
Invite the Mexican consul to the execution. Problem solved.
11 posted on 07/11/2008 6:51:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Abathar
Maybe this attitude needs to be adopted as it applies to the UN.

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6350/chesty2.jpg

12 posted on 07/11/2008 6:52:45 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: All

Who is this Marine?


13 posted on 07/11/2008 6:56:32 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Abathar

Anyone want to take bets on how they’ll rule?


14 posted on 07/11/2008 7:01:22 AM PDT by Larry381 (That's not the flagpin I knew)
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To: Abathar
"The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Bush overstepped his authority when he directed Texas to comply with the International Court's ruling......"

The President should meditate while he's clearing underbrush that the U.S. criminal justice system is owned and operated by the citizens of the United States.

It is NOT the possession of globalist elite con artists-in-black robes wallowing in their plush life-styles as members of some bogus supra-national "court" at the Hague.

Leni

15 posted on 07/11/2008 7:05:24 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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To: Maverick68

Chesty Puller


16 posted on 07/11/2008 7:07:50 AM PDT by Longtooths
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To: Abathar
I agree with your comment, "Come over here and enforce it...."

Oh, these Euro-fascist judicial would-be dictators just make me tremble......

To paraphrase Josef Stalin, "How many divisions does the World Court have?"

Leni

17 posted on 07/11/2008 7:13:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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To: MinuteGal

Invite the Mexican consul to the execution. Problem solved....

Excellent idea....they can chat all they want...for two minutes.


18 posted on 07/11/2008 7:16:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ratblaster

There was a report on Fox yesterday - the jobs are drying up, and the illegals AND THEIR FAMILIES are trying to get back to Mexico. They have to have a permit for their kids (born here) to go to school there.


19 posted on 07/11/2008 7:24:03 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: Longtooths

Thanks. Just read about him on Wikipedia (yep, it’s actually good for some things). What an incredible Marine. Of course his name sounds like it came from MST3K....


20 posted on 07/11/2008 7:30:13 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Mr. Lucky
” Perhaps if the US ignores the World Court’s opinion, the UN will kick us out."

I would savor that moment!

21 posted on 07/11/2008 7:33:25 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: Abathar

The international community has no jurisdiction here.

Have a nice day.


22 posted on 07/11/2008 7:37:13 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: Guenevere

Just hang the bastards now.


23 posted on 07/11/2008 8:04:15 AM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Maverick68

CHESTY!


24 posted on 07/11/2008 8:05:27 AM PDT by devistate one four (H I V Homophobia Is Vindicated)
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To: Abathar
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will issue its decision on July 16.

Execute the bastards on July 15th.

Cremate the body and send it C.O.D. to Mexico.

"Collect On Death".

Problem solved.
25 posted on 07/11/2008 8:15:59 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tehran. A true American Trifecta. [Hey, better late than never, right Mahmoud?])
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To: Abathar
Texas to teh World Court:

"Blow it out your @ss! We are 1 state againt the whole world and there aint a damn thing you can do about it!"

26 posted on 07/11/2008 9:02:31 AM PDT by Bommer (A Third Party can win when Republicans and Democraps stand for the same thing!)
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To: Abathar

From March:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/03/25/ST2008032502998.html


27 posted on 07/11/2008 9:33:10 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: Ever wonder where all those who took the brown acid at Woodstock wound up?)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


28 posted on 07/11/2008 10:20:38 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Abathar

“One of the five on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas, prompting Mexico to make its petition last month for urgent action.”

They should hang them all - now - hang them high and hang them facing Mexico City on the border.


29 posted on 07/11/2008 10:28:43 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Abathar

The proper response from any President would be “The World Court has made its decision. Let’s see them enforce it. “


30 posted on 07/11/2008 10:31:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: Abathar

DOES INTERNATIONAL LAW REQUIRE A PERSON TO ENTER ANOTHER COUNTRY LEGALLY AND IS IT AGAINST INTERNATIONAL LAW TO RAPE, TORTURE AND MURDER CITIZENS OF ANOTHER COUNTRY?


31 posted on 07/11/2008 11:43:42 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: Abathar

Mexico and Islam are very similar. They are both cancers and parasites


32 posted on 07/11/2008 5:57:18 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: SwinneySwitch; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; T.L.Sink; PhilDragoo; AuntB; fieldmarshaldj; neverdem; ...

Globalism alert!


33 posted on 07/12/2008 8:39:11 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

OK, if “World Court” judges want to exempt murdering and raping Mexican nationals from our laws, said judges get to put up murderers and rapists in their homes with their children. Mmm-kay ?


34 posted on 07/12/2008 9:51:19 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Abathar

So what? Let a consular official talk to him. Then fry him!


35 posted on 07/12/2008 2:41:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! Sign the petition at http://www.americansolutions.com/)
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To: Abathar

Mexico - enemy nation.


36 posted on 07/13/2008 1:05:45 PM PDT by Dante3
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