Supreme Court grills Obama admin over using international treaty to prosecute American citizens

Poor Richard’s News
5 November 2013

The case of Bond vs US, currently before the Supreme Court, is extraordinarily important for the future of liberty the United States. The Obama administration is prosecuting a Carol Bond who tried to poison her husband’s adulterous lover under the global treaty against the find cheap viagra online use of chemical weapons.

Attempted murder cases are usually tried by state governments, but the Obama administration is using this case an opportunity to enforce international treaties on US Citizens. Today, during oral arguments, the Supreme Court justices, including some of the liberal members of the court, were highly skeptical of the Obama administration’s argument.

from SCOTUS Blog:

…Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., repeatedly questioned the Solicitor General about whether there is any constitutional limit on Congress’s power to enter treaties or implement them, and whether a treaty could give Congress the authority to claim ”national police powers.” Verrilli answered that it would be ”unimaginable that the Senate would ratify” such a treaty.

But that answer prompted Justice Anthony M. Kennedy to say: “It seems unimaginable that you did bring this prosecution (of Carol Bond).”…


…This case has applications far beyond just the Obama administration. If the Supreme Court rules in favor, it opens the door for Obama and future Presidents to lean on international treaties to regulate Americans’ behavior.



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