Mexico, who allows hundred of thousands of its citizens (“immigrants”) to illegally cross over into the United States each year, has shown its “compassionate” side. The Mexican government has appealed to the World Court to “take urgent measures” to get the U.S. to stay all executions of Mexicans on Death Row in American jails.
Amazingly, President Bush had already agreed with the World Court back in 2004. The court, which resides at the Hague in the Netherlands, ruled that the trials of some 50 Mexicans on Death Row were in violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention.
It was then that Bush did something that was extraordinary for an American president: he not only deferred to a ruling by a World Court, but then issued an executive order to the state of Texas demanding that they review the case of a Mexican national on Death Row.
The World Court had ruled the Mexicans on Death Row had not had access to their country’s consular officials; that the Death Row convictions must be overturned; and, each case reviewed. Bush then issued his own Executive Order based on the ruling of the World Court.
The matter was taken to the Supreme Court, which in a majority decision, struck down Bush’s executive order and ruled that the Constitution “allows the President to execute the laws, not make them”.
The Mexican government now asks the World Court to take “urgent measures” and intercede on behalf of the Mexican nationals on American Death Rows. The World Court, also known as the International Court of Justice, is under the aegis of the United Nations. We weren’t sure just what “urgent” measures” the Mexican government was referring to, so we looked up the World Court at its website.
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“Mexico Demands World Court Intercede in American Judicial System”