Saturday, July 05, 2008

Constitution over International Law

According to Justice Antonin Scalia, the Constitution of the United States supercedes international law. Thus, if an international court ruling or international law conflicts with the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Constitution prevails - at least insofar as the United States is concerned.

There are many today who would disagree with Justice Scalia on this point, yet if the Founding Fathers could be resurrected, they would NOT be among them. The Founders would be 100% for national sovereignty.

1 comment:

bpabbott said...

Without hesitation, I'm with Scalia on this. Until we consent to be governed by international law, and such is part of our constitution, we are not.

My opinion is not based upon my morals or values, but upon the obvious.

... although I'm skeptical that 100% of the founders would be 100% behind national sovereignty given the context of life today.