Post Tagged with: "Graham v. Florida"

May 20, 2010 05:34

The Court’s Power Grab

If justices can pick and choose which legal principles and practices they will follow, from the many widely varying principles and practices in countries around the world, then they can find a basis for doing just about anything they feel like doing.

May 18, 2010 17:56

Supreme Court sites international law in juvenile life sentence case

The Court cited the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other international law to buttress its constitutional interpretation. “It is bad enough for the Supreme Court to engage in judicial activism. It is far worse when the justices employ international law in support of their far-reaching edicts,” said Michael Farris, chairman of HSLDA. “We have not ratified the UN child’s rights treaty–its provisions should not be finding their way into Supreme Court decisions.”