StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Scalia, Congress, and International Law

Justice Scalia told Congress to back off from criticism of the Court and the use of citing international law in a speech yesterday. Though Scalia has been critical of citing interantional law in Supreme Court rulings, his remarks demonstrate a unity with the other justices on the issue of judicial independence.

Legal Times' Tony Mauro has a report here.

Washington Post coverage is here.

The Los Angeles Times coverage is here.

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