TREATIES, EXECUTION, AND ORIGINALISM IN Medell�n v. Texas, 128 S. Ct. 1346 (2008)

Geslison, Ben
March 2009
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Spring2009, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p767
Academic Journal
The article discusses treaties, execution and originalism in the case Medell�n v. Texas in the U.S. It notes a presumption that treaties are non-self-executing, instead of having a status of directly binding domestic federal law. A brief background of the case is also provided. Constitutionally mandated separation of powers is said to be preserved by the presumption while not reducing the primacy of such a law.


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