Wednesday, October 19, 2005
American Attorney General Blasts Foreign Law
"Gonzales Weighs in on International Law," by Mark Sherman, Associated Press, 19 October 2005, http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5353130,00.html (from The Corner).
I wonder... does this make him an unindicted war criminal too? I hope the universal jurisidction of
the Leftist Ulema international law doesn't catch up to our AG!
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday joined critics of the use of foreign law in Supreme Court opinions, calling it anti-democratic and unworkable.
``Foreign judges and legislators are not accountable to the American people. If our courts rely on a foreign judge's opinion or a foreign legislature's enactment, then that foreign judge or legislature binds us on key constitutional issues,'' Gonzales said in a speech at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, Va.
``If an American judge wants to find a law consistent with his or her personal opinion, it can be found. Chief Justice Roberts in his confirmation hearing compared this to looking over the crowd and picking out one's friends. As a practical matter, it may be impossible for even the most conscientious judge to avoid being arbitrarily selective in the use of foreign law,'' Gonzales said.
So is Alberto Gonzales part of the lunatic right? Or is he just playing fast and loose with words?