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  • Cruz takes exception to pope on death penalty

    09/27/2015 9:35:07 AM PDT · by Isara · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/24/15 | Seung Min Kim
    In an interview with POLITICO shortly after the pope’s historic address to Congress, the Texas senator said he respects Francis’ views and the Catholic Church’s teachings on the issue, but “as a policy matter, I do not agree.”“I spent a number of years in law enforcement dealing with some of the worst criminals, child rapists and murderers, people who’ve committed unspeakable acts,” Cruz said. “I believe the death penalty is a recognition of the preciousness of human life, that for the most egregious crimes, the ultimate punishment should apply.” Cruz also said that whether the death penalty should be in...
  • Mexico asks World Court to stay executions in US

    06/05/2008 1:05:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 86+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/5/8 | ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Mexico appealed to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the executions of Mexicans in the United States, arguing U.S. officials have failed to comply with a judgment ordering a review of their trials. The International Court of Justice said Mexico asked the court for an "interpretation" of an earlier ruling to clarify its meaning when it asked the U.S. to "review and reconsider" the cases of the condemned prisoners. Until that can be done, Mexico said the United States "must take any and all steps necessary" to ensure that none of its citizens is executed,...
  • Outrage Erupts Over Bush Demands in Murder Case [But GWB has no time for Campeon(sic) & Ramos!]

    10/10/2007 7:53:30 AM PDT · by kellynla · 184 replies · 3,371+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | October 10, 2007 | staff
    President Bush's demands in the Medellin murder case, now being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, are "bizarrely grotesque," according to the chief counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. And the warning from ADF Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull notes that the case could result in U.S. laws being subjugated to U.N. resolutions and rules to the point that local police officers will have to spend more time studying international law than catching criminals. "The notion that an international body can Mirandize the right of an illegal immigrant to call a consulate, so that if the local police trip up and...
  • Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's Fate

    10/08/2007 5:38:19 AM PDT · by imd102 · 40 replies · 1,719+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 7, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON — President Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the state's execution of a Mexican national for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. The case of Jose Ernesto Medellin has become a confusing test of presidential power that the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated their rights to legal help as outlined in the 1963 Vienna Convention. That is the...
  • Bush, Texas at Odds Over Death Case

    10/07/2007 4:40:52 PM PDT · by Sue Bob · 28 replies · 1,116+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Oct. 7, 2007 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON — To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court ultimately will sort out. This undated photo released by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Jose Ernesto Medellin. Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's...
  • Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's Fate

    10/07/2007 3:48:59 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 94 replies · 3,075+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | October 7, 2007 | AP
    Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's FateSunday, October 07, 2007 WASHINGTON — President Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the state's execution of a Mexican national for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. The case of Jose Ernesto Medellin has become a confusing test of presidential power that the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • Supreme Court won't consider case of Mexican on death row

    05/23/2005 11:06:12 AM PDT · by cweese · 23 replies · 834+ views
    News8 Austin ^ | May 23, 2005 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday turned aside an appeal by a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas. In an unsigned decision, justices dismissed the case brought by Jose Medellin that had drawn worldwide interest. Medellin was one of five gang members sentenced to death for raping and murdering two Houston girls in 1993. The victims were 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman and 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena. His attorneys said Medellin and 51 other Mexican death row inmates' rights under international law were violated when they were denied legal help from their consulates. The justices cited a last-minute maneuver by President...
  • Bush, Texas at odds over death case

    10/07/2007 5:32:32 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 73 replies · 2,170+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 7,2007 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • Terri deserves better

    03/30/2005 8:54:24 PM PST · by Zivasmate · 31 replies · 837+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Mar. 30,2005 | Linda Chavez
    Terri deserves better Linda Chavez (back to web version) | Send March 30, 2005 As Terri Schiavo lay dying, her organs slowly mummifying from the effects of prolonged, court-ordered dehydration and starvation, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear an appeal from her parents that might have saved her life. Her parents argued that Schiavo's right to due process under the law had been denied, a claim summarily rejected -- without even the pretense of a full hearing -- by a District Court and upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Less than one week later,...
  • U.S. Says It Has Withdrawn From World Judicial Body

    03/09/2005 8:35:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 230 replies · 9,965+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | ADAM LIPTAK
    Prompted by an international tribunal's decision last year ordering new hearings for 51 Mexicans on death rows in the United States, the State Department said yesterday that the United States had withdrawn from the protocol that gave the tribunal jurisdiction to hear such disputes. The withdrawal followed a Feb. 28 memorandum from President Bush to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales directing state courts to abide by the decision of the tribunal, the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The decision required American courts to grant "review and reconsideration" to claims that the inmates' cases had been hurt by the...