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March 29, 2006

Interesting reports on SCOTUS arguments about Vienna Convention rights

Examining an issue that frequently arises in death penalty cases, the Supreme Court today heard arguments in the consolidated cases of Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon and Bustillo v. Johnson concerning the meaning and enforceability of the Vienna Convention's promise of consular access for foreign defendants.  Lyle Denniston has a fascinating account of the argument here at SCOTUSblogThis AP report on the argument is also a good read.  The only prediction I am prepared to make is that we won't likely get a decision in these cases until the very end of the term.

Some related Vienna Convention posts:

UPDATE: Additional intersting and effective coverage of the argument comes this morning from Charles Lane at the Washington Post and from Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times.

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