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March 27, 2008

Supreme Court Rules Against Illegal Alien Death Row Murderer

Jose Ernesto Medellin
Medellin was born in Mexico, but spent much of his childhood in the United States. He was 18 in June 1993, when he and other members of the Black and Whites gang in Houston encountered two teenage girls on a railroad trestle.

The girls were gang-raped and strangled. Their bodies were found four days later


Supreme Court rules against illegal alien Death Row murderer; upholds US sovereignty

This is very good news. Congrats to the state of Texas, which had to fight the open-borders lobby and the Bush administration all the way to the high court to prevent international law from superseding American sovereignty:

President Bush overstepped his authority when he ordered a Texas court to grant a new hearing to a Mexican on death row for rape and murder, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

In a case that mixes presidential power, international relations and the death penalty, the court sided with Texas 6-3.

Bush was in the unusual position of siding with death row prisoner Jose Ernesto Medellin, a Mexican citizen whom police prevented from consulting with Mexican diplomats, as provided by international treaty.

An international court ruled in 2004 that the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexicans on death row around the United States violated the 1963 Vienna Convention, which provides that people arrested abroad should have access to their home country’s consular officials. The International Court of Justice, also known as the world court, said the Mexican prisoners should have new court hearings to determine whether the violation affected their cases.

Bush, who oversaw 152 executions as Texas governor, disagreed with the decision. But he said it must be carried out by state courts because the United States had agreed to abide by the world court’s rulings in such cases. The administration argued that the president’s declaration is reason enough for Texas to grant Medellin a new hearing.

Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, disagreed. Roberts said the international court decision cannot be forced upon the states.

The president may not “establish binding rules of decision that pre-empt contrary state law,” Roberts said.

Andy McCarthy summed up the bottom line on this case last fall:

"At bottom, the case is about the freedom of Texans to govern themselves, to put sadistic murderers to death if that is what they choose democratically to do, as long as they adhere to American constitutional procedures in carrying out that policy choice. Sure, it offends Mexicans, Europeans, international law professors, and a motley collection of jurists who see themselves as a supra-sovereign tribunal. But that is not a basis for the President to interfere.

The administration has made a great show of promoting democracy. Democracy, however, begins at home."

Wild Thing's comment........

This is excellent news. What a brilliant and clear thinking Chief Justice we have! And Bush had way exceeded his authority big time.

You can also go to my post from October 11, 2007 to read how hard Bush tried to favor this criminal.

Bush Sides With Sides With A Murdering Rapist Against State Of Texas

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

* Michelle Malkin's blog

Posted by Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 02:54 AM


Looks a lot like a fat Mohamad Atta (~AA11~ 9-11-01 butcher)!

Posted by: 2bornot2b? at March 27, 2008 05:29 AM

The Bush Administration is all concerned over this murdering low life while two border guards sit in prison for shooting a drug runner.

Posted by: BobF at March 27, 2008 07:05 AM

The three SCOTUS judges that sided with Bush are the three very liberal judges. Bush and the globalists lost this round.

Bush just issued 100+ presidential pardons to mostly frauds and drug dealers. He did not pardon the two Border Patrolmen or the Deputy Sheriff.

Posted by: TomR at March 27, 2008 08:22 AM

Jorge believes in special handling for his Mexican nationals, as noted above, in his contravention of justice he has more than two border agents serving jail terms for doing their jobs.
I'll furnish the rope, the tree and even pull the perp very, very slowly into a vertical position just a toe nail's length off the ground. Jorge and Mexico can Kilo India Sierra Sierra Mike Yankee Alpha Sierra Sierra.

Posted by: Jack at March 27, 2008 12:38 PM

The scary part of this story is that it is just the tip of the iceberg of heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens who have invaded this country. Most get away with their crimes even without George Bush's help. Where is the outrage for the victims? This includes border patrol agents and others wrongly accused and punished for doing their jobs protecting law abiding citizens.

Posted by: Les at March 27, 2008 04:24 PM

2bornot2b?, yes he does.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 04:29 PM

Bob, you're so right. Bush is a real Bill Clinton ( remembering how Clinton pardoned terrorists when he left office) when it comes to illegals murders, rapists vs. good guys the border Patrol.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 04:34 PM

Tom, and I totally lost respect for Bush from all of this and the Border Part6ol agents suffer because they only were doing their jobs. OH Tom it is so bad to see all of that happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 04:39 PM

Jack I have so had it with these people. I have really become totally zero tolerant of people that do not get it. Staying in my warrior mode 24/7 now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 04:43 PM

Les, most people don't care, they don't give a hoot. I think more then ever we conservatives that truly love America and try to know what is going on and get upset over things, well we are in such a minority it is scary to me.

That is why the people I have met like you and others on here and online and a few in person mean so much to me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 27, 2008 04:46 PM

So Soverignty is saved for another year.

Posted by: Mark at March 27, 2008 05:51 PM

What was the name of that Clint Eastwood movie??
Ah yes Hang em High...

Posted by: Tincan Sailor at March 28, 2008 12:27 AM