Ted Cruz: DOJ argues that International Treaties can trump Constitution


While we are focused on this major healthcare fiasco, we have to know the administration will keep the minions moving the agenda. Perhaps the most dangerous time since we are so distracted. Ted Cruz snagged this action that Eric Holder and crew have before the Supreme Court. At the end of the post, a comment left at the Washington Examiner. First a refresher on our gal Ginsberg.

Update: Recall Justice Ginsburg has fired the latest salvo in the ongoing debate about the Court’s use of foreign and international law sources in constitutional adjudication.   On Friday, she gave a speech to the International Academy of Comparative Law at American University, entitled “A decent respect to the Opinions of [Human]kind”: The Value of a Comparative Perspective in Constitutional Adjudication.  Not surprisingly given her earlier opinions, Justice Ginsburg comes out strongly in favor of the Court’s use of foreign and international law materials to interpret U.S. law, including the Constitution. Read more

Via Washington Examiner:

“If the administration is right, the treaty power could become a backdoor way for the federal government to do everything from abolishing the death penalty nationwide, to outlawing homeschooling, to dramatically curtailing the states’ rights to regulate abortion,” she told the Washington Examiner.”

Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies such as gun control that conflict with the U.S. Constitution, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Their argument is that a law implementing an international treaty signed by the U.S. allows the federal government to prosecute a criminal case that would normally be handled by state or local authorities.

That is a dangerous argument, according to Cruz.

“The Constitution created a limited federal government with only specific enumerated powers,” Cruz told the Washington Examiner prior to giving a speech on the issue today at the Heritage Foundation.

“The Supreme Court should not interpret the treaty power in a manner that undermines this bedrock protection of individual liberty,” Cruz said.

In his speech, Cruz said the Justice Department is arguing “an absurd proposition” that “could be used as a backdoor way to undermine” Second Amendment rights, among other things.

Keep reading…

Comment:

“Perhaps we can get a treaty with the allied countries who were spied upon to impeach Obama and bypass Congress if that is the case.”

12 Responses to “Ted Cruz: DOJ argues that International Treaties can trump Constitution”

  1. Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. Files Sup. Court Case Which Would Allow Treaties to Trump Constitution | Prepper Podcast Radio Network Says:

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  2. Obama Administration Says Treaties Trump the US Constitution | The Central KY Patriot Says:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link.

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Just another reason why the small arms treat must never be approved! I bet if that last quote came true these people would suddenly change their tune!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      We have to keep our eye on all departments while we are distracted. Indeed… A different point of view.

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  4. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again. They never tire, all hands on deck always for this regime.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.
        Problem is, the regime called All Hands, when the Titanic had two stacks above the water, and two stacks below the water, thinking (foolishly) that things, would get better.

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  5. Always On Watch Says:

    Remember Justice Ginsberg’s advocating that international law be applied to cases that come before the SCOTUS? New world order!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the reminder. I knew it was someone but couldn’t recall which one.

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  6. Petermc3 Says:

    Obama in handcuffs at the Hague…

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Your visuals never disappoint. I can’t see how he cannot be held accountable for all his illegally actions.

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