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March 10, 2005

The meddling resulting from Medellin

As discussed here a few months ago, the Supreme Court's decision to take on the case of Medellin v. Dretke, which concerns the right of foreign nationals on death row in the US to meet with a consular officer from their home country, seemed like an important development in the intersection of international law and the death penalty.  (See this old background piece by Tony Mauro.)  And, as is being extremely well documented by SCOTUSblog, the ripple effect of just the Supreme Court's decision to take this case is remarkable. 

Because I have enough trouble keeping tract of domestic law, I will just urge readers interested in this subject to jump to the great Medellin coverage to be found at the SCOTUSblog here and here and here and here.  In addition, How Appealing has some of yesterday's coverage of developments here, and this New York Times article provides the latest news.

March 10, 2005 at 07:46 AM | Permalink


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