Equal Opportunity Hater
- Apr 8, 2008
- Reaction score
- 0.0, -2.3 on the Political Compass
- Political Leaning
I agree with Obvious Child. It makes no sense to not learn from the experiences of other countries when dealing with an issue or problem. However I don't believe that Judges should use foreign law when addressing cases with already pre-established precedence or Constitutional issues.
Not to mention it makes no sense to explicitly forbid state judges from applying US law. In the bill that was passed, international law is defined as treaties. The problem is that such treaties are US law. Ergo, state judges cannot apply US Law in US courts. What a stupid law.