…this girl from San Antonio who, in 1994, was brutally raped with a 16-inch long, screw-topped chunk of lumber, then strangled before her head was finally crushed with a 35 pound rock. The individual convicted of and sentenced to die for this atrocity is a Mexican national named Humberto Leal Garcia, in this country illegally. This is the murderer whose well deserved and long postponed date with the executioner the President of the United States is attempting to forestall under the rubric of ‘international law’. Barack Obama, who recently informed Americans that we have a responsibility to protect certain folks by bombing the bejesus out of others, apparently feels an equal responsibility to protect those found guilty of capital crimes in the United States, as long as the criminals in question happen to be ‘undocumented immigrants’. There is, after all, an election on the horizon, and the way things are going, Democrats are going to need all the undocumented votes they can get their hands on. Obama, through his Number One barrister, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, has told the Supreme Court that
“This case implicates United States foreign policy interests of the highest order. The imminent execution of petitioner would place the United States in irreparable breach of its international law obligation.”
Foreign policy interests? The interest appears to be mainly in ensuring the abrogation of the U.S. Constitution, never one of Obama’s favorite documents, in favor of obeisance to so-called ‘international law’:
[…] In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the US authorities had failed to meet its legal obligations to 51 Mexicans awaiting execution in American prisons when they were not informed of their right to contact their consulates.
The then president, George W Bush, a former Texas governor who backs the death penalty, said the US would adhere to the ICJ ruling which, in effect, meant the death sentences would be reviewed or commuted. But in 2008 the Supreme Court ruled that while the US government was obliged to comply with the ICJ ruling it did not have the power to force individual American states to do so. Only Congress could require adherence by passing a law.
The Obama administration has told the supreme court that a bill has recently been introduced in to the Senate to do just that but it is unlikely to win the approval of both houses of Congress before next year. The White House wants Leal’s execution put on hold until the law is passed but two courts have already ruled that pending legislation has no effect on the legal process.
Pending the outcome of the proposed legislation, Obama, utilizing the kind of tyrannical tactics to which he invariably resorts when his left-wing schemes are in danger of being thwarted, has threatened, probably unconstitutionally, to withhold federal funding from states that refuse to obey the diktats of the internationalists. But that’s what happens once you become dependent upon money from the Mob. Thus far, Governor Perry of Texas has not backed down:
“If you commit the most heinous of crimes in Texas, you can expect to face the ultimate penalty under our laws, as in this case, where [murderer Humberto] Leal was convicted of raping and bludgeoning a 16-year-old girl to death,” Perry’s press secretary Katherine Cesinger told The DC. [Daily Caller]
Of course, if Obama and the rest of the ‘progressive’ rabble get their way, perhaps the 51 murdering Mexicans on Death Row will be invited to the capitol like the other illegals recently introduced to Congress and the Secretary of Homeland Security by Dick Durbin, a senator whose oath of office was evidently written in disappearing ink:
Just who, it may be fairly asked, do politicians like Dick Durbin and Barack Obama represent? Certainly not the people of America–at least not the ones here legally.
Related story: Who Speaks for Adra Sauceda? Not Obama, Not the UN, Not Women’s Activists, Not the International Community (Save R Nation)
UPDATE #3 – TEXAS 1, OBAMA 0…Killer’s Last Words: “Viva Mexico!”
UPDATE #2 – Obama Pal and Terrorist Dohrn Linked to Mexican Killer Case (Rightside News)
Crime reporter and blogger Tina Trent says that President Obama’s intervention on behalf of an illegal alien killer can be traced back to a 2003 conference that featured Bernardine Dohrn, Van Jones, and representatives of the Soros-funded Open Society Institute. “The purpose of the conference was to find ways to insinuate international (read: United Nations) laws and resolutions in American legal arenas, as Sandra Babcock is attempting to do to free her client, Humberto Leal,” Trent reports on her blog.
Trent reports, “Humberto Leal’s defense attorney, Sandra L. Babcock, of the terrorist-sheltering law school at Northwestern University, has an interesting vitae. Ms. Babcock’s research interest is imposing international law on the American justice system, a hobby she practices with her colleague, terrorist-cum-law-professor Bernardine Dohrn.”
“If President Obama, his friend Bernardine Dohrn, and Jimmy Carter get their way, the police are going to find their hands tied in ten different ways, and our criminal justice system will soon be utterly subservient to whatever the hell they dream up at the U.N.,” Trent says of the Obama Administration’s intervention in the case.
In intervening on behalf of Leal, Obama is acting on behalf of the government of Mexico.
Indeed, Babcock’s work has been funded by the government of Mexico. According to Babcock’s biography, “From 2000-2006 she served as director of the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, a program funded by the Mexican Foreign Ministry to assist Mexican nationals facing capital punishment in the United States. For her work, she was awarded the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor bestowed by the government of Mexico upon citizens of foreign countries, in 2003.”
Dohrn is the former leader of the communist terrorist Weather Underground who, with her husband and fellow terrorist Bill Ayers, hosted a fundraiser for Barack Obama when he ran for the state Senate in Illinois.
UPDATE: SUPPORT H.R.973: To amend title 28, U.S. Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in federal courts
Amends the federal judicial code to prohibit federal courts from deciding any issue on the authority of foreign law, except to the extent that the Constitution or an Act of Congress requires such consideration.