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  • Some Say They'd Flee Trump's America. These People Actually Did

    04/14/2018 4:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/12/2018 | Ronda Kaysen
    Peering into a webcam, her face intermittently frozen over an iffy Skype connection in Medellin, Colombia, Lizz Quain was explaining not long ago why she uprooted her 9-year-old twins almost a year and a half ago to travel the world.Ms. Quain, who is in her 40s, owned a children’s play cafe and preschool near Seattle before she renounced her American middle-class existence in August 2016, fed up with what she described as a stifling, consumerist culture.Once Donald J. Trump was elected president, she made a common liberal refrain — “If Trump wins, I’m leaving the country” — reality, deciding not...
  • Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

    11/28/2016 9:58:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 29, 2016
    BOGOTA, Colombia — An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that it is possible there are survivors.
  • Heidi Cruz vs Jose Ernesto Medellin

    12/31/2015 9:10:26 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 15 replies
    One of the things I find interesting is how powerful a media narrative is, and how it will stretch reality to the very limits of absurdity. Did you know that Heidi Cruz is a bought and paid for shill for the Bilderberg group, the Illuminati, Goldman Sachs, the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, and every other shady conspiracy group you can think of? Yep, it's true. Except, not really. But we do owe journalists for this storyline. "But! The New York Times reported it! So it must be true!" All of these conspiracy theories hinge on the fact that Heidi Cruz,...
  • TBS: Ted Cruz - Medellin v. Texas - Mexican Who Raped and Murdered Texas Girls

    07/04/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 41 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | March 25, 2008 | Supreme Court Decision
    Important to remember that Ted Cruz not only speaks out against illegal Immigrants, but successfully argued and won at the Supreme Court to have Mexicans who raped and murdered young girls convicted in U.S.
  • Texas Set To Execute Gang Rapist/Murderer

    The United States is fast approaching a showdown over its commitment to the rule of international law as Texas prepares to carry out the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of convicted killer and rapist Jose Medellin. On July 14, the International Court of Justice at The Hague ordered the US government to "take all measures necessary" to prevent the execution of Mr. Medellin and four other Mexican nationals awaiting execution dates on death row in Texas. . . Medellin admitted involvement in the gang rape and murder of two girls. The girls, ages 14 and 16, took a shortcut home through...
  • Jose Medellin Executed for Elizabeth Pena and Jennifer Ertman Murder

    08/06/2008 11:07:23 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 66 replies · 999+ views
    Trans World News ^ | 8/06/2008 | Unattributed
    A Mexican-born convicted rapist and murderer was executed Tuesday. Jose Medellin was killed by lethal injection in a Texas prison for the rape, torture and murder of 16-year-old Elizabeth Pena and 14-year-old Jennifer Ertman. “I’m sorry my actions caused you pain. I hope this brings you the closure that you seek. Never harbor hate,” Medellin said to the group who had gathered to watch him die. He was pronounced dead at 9:57 p.m. Medellin, 33, was convicted in the 1993 gang rape, beating and murder of Pena and Ertman. He and five fellow gang members attacked the girls as they...
  • Justice, Finally

    08/06/2008 5:29:37 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies · 177+ views
    Medellin executed for rape, murder of Houston teens By ALLAN TURNER and ROSANNA RUIZ Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Aug. 6, 2008, 12:36AM Comments Recommend 1 2 3 Texas Department of Criminal Justice Jose Medellin's case created international controversy when the United Nations' world court determined Texas had violated the killer's rights under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Share Print Email Del.icio.usDiggTechnoratiYahoo! BuzzHUNTSVILLE — The state of Texas defied an international court and executed Jose Ernesto Medellin late Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for the killer in the 1993 Houston gang rape-murders of...
  • Mexican executed after appeal denied in Texas

    08/05/2008 9:29:57 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 45 replies · 735+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/05/08 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin has been executed by lethal injection, according to Texas prison officials. Jose Ernesto Medellin was put to death for his part in the gang rape and murder of two Texas girls. Corrections spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said Medellin died at 9:57 CT. The U.S. Supreme Court denied the last-ditch appeal of a Mexican national on Texas' death row late Tuesday, paving the way for him to be executed for a pair of brutal slayings, state corrections officials said. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said about 9:15 p.m. that the court...
  • Medellin Executed For Rape, Murder of Houston Teens

    08/05/2008 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Lurker · 210 replies · 450+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5 August 2008 | ALLAN TURNER and ROSANNA RUIZ
    Medellin Execute For Rape, Murder of Houston Teens Link Only
  • UPDATE: Medellin execution allowed

    08/05/2008 8:07:40 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 28 replies · 165+ views
    Scotusblog ^ | 8/5/08 | Lyle Denniston
    Splitting 5-4, the Supreme Court refused Tuesday night to delay the execution in Texas of Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin. The majority’s unsigned opinion, and dissents by each of the other four Justices, can be read here. Since the death warrant was to remain in effect until 1 a.m. Eastern time, Texas was expected to go ahead with the exection that had originally been scheduled for 7 p.m. It was delayed at least three hours by the Court’s review of a series of claims for relief by Medellin’s attorneys. The majority said that the chance that Congress or the Texas...
  • Texas execution on hold as U.S. Supreme Court considers appeal (illegal gets stay of execution)

    08/05/2008 6:34:44 PM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 58 replies · 238+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 08-05-08 | Dave Montgomery
    WASHINGTON -- Injecting last-minute uncertainty into a case that has garnered international attention, the U.S. Supreme Court considered a late-hour appeal by Texas death row inmate Jose Ernesto Medellin on Tuesday night, disrupting the timetable for his scheduled execution in the 1993 rape and murder of two Houston teenagers.
  • Late-breaking: Supreme Court delays illegal alien rapist/double murderer’s execution

    08/05/2008 7:41:59 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 116 replies · 421+ views
    After backing the sovereignty of the state of Texas and rejecting international meddling, the US Supreme Court’s consideration of a last-ditch appeal has put illegal alien rapist/double murderer Jose Medellin’s scheduled execution tonight on hold. Stay tuned for late-breaking developments.
  • Supreme Court delays Texas execution

    08/05/2008 7:11:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies · 316+ views ^ | August 5, 2008
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court considered a last-minute appeal by a Mexican national Tuesday night, temporarily delaying his scheduled execution in Texas. Lawyers for Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, say that he was denied access to a Mexican consul when he was arrested for participating in the rape and killing of two teenage girls. Medellin's execution was scheduled for 6 p.m. but put on hold when the Supreme Court decided to consider his claim, McClatchy Newspapers reported. A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry said the state was waiting to hear from the court before proceeding with...
  • US set to execute Mexican in defiance of international court

    08/05/2008 12:41:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 433 replies · 431+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a last-minute appeal to the United States Tuesday to halt the scheduled execution of a Mexican national sentenced to death for murder in defiance of an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order. Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, was due to be executed by lethal injection at 2300 GMT in the state of Texas. He was convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of two teenagers and is one 51 Mexican nationals on death row in the United States. Less than 12 hours before Medellin's planned execution, Ban called on the US government...
  • Execution set for today for Mexican man (Illegal alien murderer)

    08/05/2008 7:08:19 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 67 replies · 78+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 08-05-08 | Denver Post Wire Report
    NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Texas officials cleared the way Monday for the execution of Jose Medellin, one of 51 Mexican nationals on U.S. death row, for his role with five other members of a Houston gang in the 1993 murder and rape of two teenage girls. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Monday rejected Medellin's request for a reprieve. Medellin, 33, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m. CDT today. The decision violates the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, according to the International Court of Justice. President Bush ordered Texas to comply with that decision,...
  • U.S. still in talks to delay Mexicans' executions, lawyers say

    06/21/2008 7:26:43 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies · 94+ views
    The Monitor ^ | June 20, 2008 | Jeremy Roebuck
    The Bush administration's "extraordinary" effort to comply with an international court order granting new hearings for 51 Mexican nationals on death row has been stymied by federal laws, U.S. State Department lawyers said Friday. "The issue of capital punishment arouses deep feelings," said State Department legal adviser John B. Bellinger III, according to transcripts filed with the court. "But this is not about the death penalty." Bellinger told the International Court of Justice -- the principal judicial organ of the United Nations -- that while the administration understands its obligation to abide by the court's rulings, current U.S. law does...
  • 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,...
  • SCOTUS Rejects Authority of World Court

    04/02/2008 10:08:28 AM PDT · by GVnana · 20 replies · 80+ views ^ | 4/1/2008 | Ted Cruz
    Over the past few years many Americans have become deeply concerned that judges have begun relying more and more on foreign law to decide questions of U.S. constitutional law. One doesn’t have to be a constitutional scholar to object to foreign laws and foreign courts -- laws that are not enacted by our democratic government and judges who are not selected as our Constitution provides -- ruling on Americans’ rights and the powers of American government. These concerns are largely well founded, and reflect the increasing degree to which modern constitutional adjudication has become altogether unmoored from the text and...
  • The Supreme Court Stands Alone

    04/01/2008 1:51:44 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 51 replies · 120+ views ^ | 04/01/2008 | Thomas P. Kilgannon
    The Supreme Court Stands Alone by Thomas P. Kilgannon Dulles, Virginia -- The World Court got a whoopin last week when the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Medellin v. Texas, which involves Jose Medellin, a death row inmate convicted of rape and murder of two teenage girls in 1993. Writing the 6-3 majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts informed the wig-wearing jurists at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Texas courts are under no obligation to obey the ICJ’s ruling to give Medellin a new hearing. Medellin is a gang member and a Mexican...
  • Court backs Texas in dispute with Bush

    03/25/2008 8:59:13 AM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 21 replies · 711+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2008 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - President Bush overstepped his authority when he ordered a Texas court to reopen the case of 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...