The Vienna Convention and the Supreme Court: Reaching the Limits of Internationalism?

By Kent S. Scheidegger
February 03, 2007
The Supreme Court has taken much criticism in certain circles for paying too much attention to “international opinion” in interpreting the Constitution of the United States. However, in the cases on the Vienna Convention, (which really do involve international law), the High Court has been surprisingly un-swayed by international opinion. Four cases have settled on the side of domestic law enforcement—though the fifth, looming on the horizon, may prove the most difficult....