Friday, March 28, 2008

"One of the Most Important International-Law Decisions in Supreme Court History"

In one of the most important international-law decisions in its history, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored the Constitution’s prudent balance between politics and law in the quintessentially political arena of foreign affairs. Doing so, Chief Justice John Roberts’s majority opinion concurrently provided individual justice for murder victims, vindication for the rights of states to democratic self-determination, and a searing reminder of why presidential elections — which can chart the high Court’s course for a generation — are crucially important...

The editors of National Review Online have weighed in on the Medellin decision in this striking and superb editorial. Check it out.