Big Death Day

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on therights of foreigners on death row these 'consular access' cases will be very interesting, sitting as they do at the intersection of some serious doctrinal debates about the role of international law and treaties in domestic affairs and tensions between the executive and judicial branches of government.

On a personal note, I'm proud to say that I was an early adaptor on this--arguing back in the late 90's in dingy Bronx Criminal Court that my client had been denied consular access. I was laughed out of court by the way.

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