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  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit

    10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by goldendays · 35 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |
    Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT In a new twist in the fight over Arizona’s immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law. The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...
  • ACLU Wants Terrorists to Beat the Rap

    11/15/2009 5:09:40 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,905+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 15 November, 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Some of he facts for this article, and some of the legal conclusions, come from an article on 13 November, 2009, on Frontpage,com by David Horowitz, entitled “The Worst Decision by a US President in History.” The title alone makes clear that Mr. Horowitz sharply opposes President Obama’s decision to have alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad and his confederates tried in federal court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal. The ACLU, and its ally, the pro-Castro, Center for Constitutional Rights, have praised Obama’s decision as “presenting American justice to the world.” Since the ACLU is...
  • "He's A Crook And We Can Prove It" [Email from Democracy for America]

    03/05/2009 5:35:51 PM PST · by DBrow · 43 replies · 1,420+ views
    Democracy For America ^ | 2/27/09 | Jim Dean
    Dan - When history looks back at the last eight years, it will not be kind to George Bush and Dick Cheney. We already know a lot - war profiteering and no-bid contracts, torture and secret prisons, and of course the lies that got us into this war in the first place. They turned the Justice Department, the nation's top law enforcement authority, into a political tool. They wrote secret legal memos in an attempt to override the Constitution. The list goes on and on. We know what's happened, but there is so much that remains hidden. We must find...
  • WSJ: 'Justice' for Terrorists -- Another reason for the US to steer clear of global courts

    05/18/2005 5:36:02 AM PDT · by OESY · 4 replies · 446+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2005 | Editorial
    Abdullah Ocalan isn't exactly a household name in America. But he's more notorious even than Osama bin Laden in Turkey, where his Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) waged a terrorist and guerrilla war that cost an estimated 37,000 lives. Last week, incredibly, the European Court of Human Rights ordered that he be given a new trial. For Americans, this verdict should serve as yet another warning about the dangers of joining permanent multilateral legal institutions such as the International Criminal Court. ICC backers claim that the court can be trusted to exercise its authority with prudence and discretion. But the Ocalan...
  • DR Congo war crimes hearing starts at world criminal court

    03/16/2005 8:41:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 281+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/15/05 | AFP - The Hague
    THE HAGUE (AFP) - The world's first permanent war crimes court started a hearing focused on an investigation by its prosecutors into crimes committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (news - web sites) (DRC). It is the first time that judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which began work almost three years ago, are formally studying a specific war crimes investigation. "The hearing was behind closed doors. We will make no comment on the proceedings," spokesmen for the prosecutor and the court Yves Sorokobi and Ernest Sagaga said. The move comes amid continuing instability in the eastern DRC,...
  • Gorbachev revs up implementation of New World Order

    10/08/2004 7:46:32 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Canada Free Press newspaper ^ | October 8, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Just one day after the United Nations signed a cooperation agreement with the new International Criminal Court, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called for implementation of his long-touted "New World Order". The New World Order, Gorbachev said, will be based on strong adherence to international law and will lean heavily on the UN Though it's today-the-pond-tomorrow-the-world in spirit, Gorbachev said his New World Order would not seek to impose the view of one country or a group of countries on others. . . . . To read the entire Canada Free Press article, visit: Gorbachev revs up implementation of New...
  • Kerry's Support For The ICC

    10/05/2004 1:24:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 336+ views
    Something to Yak About - Kerry's Support For The ICC John Kerry has been attacking the president over his remarks last week about the senator's support for the International Criminal Court. But the criticism seems to be at odds with the facts. The Boston Globe Tuesday reports Kerry told the left-wing group Peace Action, "I support US participation in the International Criminal Court," further telling The Globe in a written statement, "I will not continue the obsessive and self-defeating campaign President Bush has waged against the ICC and the close American allies that support it." Kerry's statement to The Globe...
  • John Kerry Intends to Subject American Foreign Policy and Liberty itself to a “Global Test”

    10/04/2004 9:37:33 AM PDT · by J Apple · 8 replies · 829+ views
    Newsbull ^ | October 4, 2004 | Steven T. Voigt
    Last week, in the first presidential debate, candidate John Kerry did what most expected him to do. He presented a polished argument. He seemed confident and knowledgeable. For sure, on style alone, John Kerry has the natural political talent to score points. In the debate, Kerry skillfully wove as many words as possible into every one of his 90-second responses. Do not for an instant, however, permit Kerry’s natural political skill – further refined over a lifetime in Washington D.C. – to fool you. It is easy to allow Kerry’s slick rhetoric to conceal his radical ideas. When it comes...
  • Americans to face global-court prosecution

    06/23/2004 2:57:35 PM PDT · by Texas Federalist · 14 replies · 152+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/23/04 | WorldNetDaily
    American peacekeepers could soon face prosecution for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, now that the U.S. is dropping a United Nations resolution looking for continued exemption. U.S. deputy ambassador James Cunningham made the announcement today in New York, after unsuccessfully seeking a compromise that would limit the exemption to one final year. "The United States has decided not to proceed further with consideration and action on the draft at this time in order to avoid a prolonged and divisive debate," said Cunningham, according to Reuters. "We are dropping action on this resolution." The Bush administration has continually argued...
  • U.S. Offers UNITED NATIONS Compromise on Immunity for Its Troops International Criminal Court

    06/23/2004 6:49:32 AM PDT · by take · 28 replies · 523+ views
    U.S. Offers UN Compromise on Immunity for Its Troops By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, hoping to avert a defeat, floated a compromise proposal on Tuesday to seek just one more renewal of a U.N. resolution exempting American soldiers from international prosecution, But it was uncertain whether the proposed change in the resolution on the International Criminal Court would be enough to win U.N. Security Council approval due to international fury over prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib detention center. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week urged council members to oppose the resolution, saying it would...
  • Supreme Court or World Court?

    11/30/2003 7:01:20 PM PST · by hope · 22 replies · 272+ views
    Supreme Court or World Court?On October 28, the Atlanta-based Southern Center for International Studies presented Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor its World Justice Award. During her acceptance speech, O’Connor expressed concern that the High Court has seldom considered foreign laws when reaching important decisions affecting U.S. jurisprudence. She was gratified to note, however, that a few recent decisions may be signaling a change, as the court increasingly acknowledges legal standards set by the "global community."O’Connor approvingly noted that two important Supreme Court decisions in which she concurred were based in part on foreign laws. A 2002 case, Atkins v....
  • President Bush and the International Criminal Court

    09/08/2003 2:48:43 PM PDT · by I_Publius · 35 replies · 431+ views
    Find Law's Legal Commentary ^ | Monday, September 8, 2003 | Marjorie Cohn
       http://writ.findlaw.com/commentary/20030908_cohn.html ----How the Bush Administration's Opposition to the International Criminal Court Has Put Peacekeepers and Others in DangerBy MARJORIE COHN ---- Monday, Sep. 08, 2003 Even after the recent, tragic attack on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, the U.S. was not willing to unreservedly support a U.N. Security Council resolution to help protect U.N. and other humanitarian workers. Instead, the U.S. greenlighted the resolution only when its reference to the International Criminal Court (ICC) was deleted. It's not the first time that the U.S. has put its pigheaded opposition to the ICC before other important goals: Last year,...
  • In the Name of Fighting Terror (Hurl Alert!)

    05/31/2003 9:32:52 AM PDT · by kAcknor · 5 replies · 248+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 29 2003 | Brian Braiker
    Amnesty International?s executive director says Washington?s war against Al Qaeda has dealt a severe blow to human rights worldwide By Brian Braiker NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE   May 29 -- The "war on terror" ensured that 2002 was a good year for political repression, arbitrary detentions, draconian immigration measures and torture, according to Amnesty International's annual report, released this week. THE LONDON-BASED international human-rights watchdog made its fiercest assault yet on the policies pursued by the United States and Britain since the attacks of September 11, 2001. According to the report, the U.S.-led antiterror campaign has done more to harm human...
  • Journalist battles war crimes summons ICC summoning of an American reporter

    05/14/2002 12:38:00 PM PDT · by Patriotman · 10 replies · 161+ views
    bbc.co.uk ^ | Friday, 10 May, 2002, | bbc.co.uk
    Journalist battles war crimes summons Randal, a journalist, refuses to be called as a witness Journalists' lives could be put in danger if they are forced to give evidence in war crimes trials, a lawyer arguing against the summoning of an American reporter has told the Hague tribunal. War correspondents who take the witness stand risk being perceived by potential sources as an investigative arm of a judicial system Geoffrey Robertson Defence attorney Geoffrey Robertson was speaking at the start of an appeal by former Washington Post reporter Jonathan Randal, who has been subpoenaed to give evidence at the war...
  • Letter: U.S. Withdrawal from ICC

    05/06/2002 10:13:45 AM PDT · by jgrubbs · 85 replies · 605+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Monday May 6, 2002 | NewsMax.com
    Letter: U.S. Withdrawal from ICCNewsMax.comMonday May 6, 2002 UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY WASHINGTON Dear Mr. Secretary-General: This is to inform you, in connection with the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court adopted on July 17, 1998, that the United States does not intend to become a party to the treaty. Accordingly, the United States has no legal obligations arising from its signature on December 31, 2000. The United States requests that its intention not to become a party, as expressed in this letter, be reflected in the depositary's status lists relating to...
  • The International Criminal Court

    05/05/2002 8:27:26 PM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 3 replies · 213+ views
    Rocky Mountian RATTLESNAKE Press ^ | 5/5/02 | Vicki Blackmore
    The International Criminal Court Vicki Blackmore How would you like to be kidnapped by your enemies and asked to stand trial for actions against them? You could be held without bail, without even knowing the reason you were there indefinitely. None of your family or friends would even know where you were. Then finally you would be brought before a group of them and they would “judge” you for crimes committed against them. These people would be criminals, mass murderers, terrorists, slave traders, rapists; and your only crime was to defend yourself and your family against them. This is exactly...
  • International Criminal Court -- July 1 is Fast Approaching! 3 Lantern Alarm -- Overseas Threat

    05/03/2002 9:01:19 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 2 replies · 176+ views
    Independent | 1 May 2002 | James Burke
    The original on the ICC is attached below. See my other posts on this! Also, check out replies concerning how the Pope and the Catholic Church would probably come under review. Don't expect to hear too much about this too soon in the mass media. The ICC is about ACCUMULATING POWER with an eye toward the struggles and conflicts THEY plan to impose on us in 2010-2025.
  • More on the International Criminal Court (ICC) -- comes to town July 1!

    05/02/2002 11:09:01 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 11 replies · 158+ views
    ICC documents | 1 May 2002 | James Burke
    Latest on the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • The International Criminal Court is launching July 1 -- who will be first before the "court?"

    04/30/2002 7:42:37 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 12 replies · 271+ views
    Isaac Davis Tribune | April 30, 2002 | James Burke
    Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, Oliver North, and even Jimmy Carter (among others) have been the targets in the past of Trotskyite, Anarchist, and Radical Islamic campaigns to have them prosecuted for "war crimes." Recently these campaigns have taken the form of malicious political games played by shameless (and lawless) "judges" in Spain and France often out of synch with the interests of their own countries, governments, and judiciaries. Emboldened by the mess they caused for former Chilean President Pinochet, "activist" judges in those countries have recently launched inquiries into the roles of Henry Kissinger and other cabinet members involved in...
  • World Order Builders Get Their Own Play-Box

    04/26/2002 6:10:23 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 1 replies · 96+ views
    Independent Publisher | April 19, 2002 | James Burke
    July 1, 2002, will be a day of infamy. The International Criminal Court (ICC) will come into existence on this day after the required 60th country submitted articles of ratification in early April. This creature represents nothing less than a declaration of war on our sovereignty and liberty. International Law 101: one cannot have a "crime" without sovereign jurisdiction. This body is no mere bureaucracy. It establishes, forever, if NOT fought vigorously by free nations and men, the precedent of independent sovereign powers for an unaccountable mafia of world order building elites. The ICC turns international law on its head...
  • Next, A Global Parliament

    04/19/2002 6:41:26 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 96+ views
    International Herald Tribune | April 19, 2002 | Richard Falk and Andrew Strauss
    WILMINGTON, Delaware--With delivery of the final ratifications necessary for the new International Criminal Court to come into force, the international community has passed a crucial milestone. For the first time in history there will now be a permanent structure capable of adjudicating the world's greatest crimes. Born in these difficult days, the court gives rise to a vision of a more hopeful future where the rule of law prevails over the rule of violence. If this vision is to have any chance of succeeding, we must build on the inspiration and momentum provided by this significant achievement. For a very...
  • Global injustice

    04/11/2002 11:23:17 PM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 316+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 4/12/02 | Oliver North
    DULLES, Va. -- On Dec. 3, 1969, Bill Clinton wrote to Col. Eugene Holmes, director of the University of Arkansas ROTC program. In that infamous letter, Clinton stated that he "loathed" the military. On Dec. 31, 2000, 31 years later -- almost to the day -- Bill Clinton, as commander in chief, proved how much he still loathes America's military by subjecting them to the "justice" of a rogue international court. On New Year's Eve, just days before boarding Air Force One for the last time with a load of stolen ashtrays and White House towels, Bill Clinton signed...
  • A Court of No Authority

    04/09/2002 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Backlash042 · 186+ views
    http://www.house.gov/ ^ | April 8, 2002 | Ron Paul
    Return to theTexas Straight Talk directory Project FREEDOMOpening Page April 8, 2002A Court of No AuthorityYou may have heard about the International Criminal Court, which was first proposed in 1998 at a UN treaty conference in Rome. The treaty purports to establish a worldwide UN criminal court that will have jurisdiction over every nation on earth. Once created, the ICC will give the UN the legal apparatus it needs to enforce its global "laws" against American citizens, in direct violation of our own Constitution and national sovereignty.You may not have heard, however, that the ICC is about to become...