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The Tranzis Don’t Like It

As if his having raped and murdered two teenage girls weren’t enough, here’s another reason for satisfaction at tomorrow’s scheduled execution in Texas of José Medellin, which the International Court of Justice has tried to stop:

To Ed Swaine, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, an execution Tuesday would reverberate throughout the international-law community. “It will diminish the ICJ’s credibility and lessen the incentive for countries to bring cases to the ICJ in the first place,” he says. “This will be a very big deal.”


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