Antonin Scalia on Foreign Policy
Supreme Court Justice (nominated by Pres. Reagan 1986)
The president's authority in the area of foreign affairs and national security is particularly sacrosanct to Scalia. His decisions. demonstrate that he will deny equitable relief in cases challenging the foreign policy decisions of the executive branch in all but the rarest of circumstances.
After his conviction for murder, Mexican citizen Jose Medellin argued on appeal that police should have complied with the Vienna Convention and asked if he wanted his consulate notified of his arrest. Texas courts held that Medellin should have made this argument before trial. Separately, the UN's International Court of Justice heard a case involving Medellin, brought by Mexico against the US, on failure to comply with the Convention. The ICJ held that Texas courts must provide Medellin with hearings on the issue.
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