Monday, November 10, 2003

Why not cite international law on constitutional questions

This article describes a speech in October Justice O'Connor gave, in which one of her topics was the Supreme Court's citation of international law. This David Limbaugh article said the Supreme Court should not be trying to internationalize American constitutional law.

I mention this because someone else sent me this George Will column today which talks about "fundamental differences between American and European understandings of constitutional democracy."

It seems more than odd to look to international (i.e., European) law for understanding of the U.S. Constitution when the Europeans have no constitution like ours.

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