Monday, March 30, 2009

It just keeps getting better (Harold Koh nomination)

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.

Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.

President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser.
I'd be curious to see which flag Harold Koh would salute as he passed the front display of the United Nations building.

Obama's nomination of this "one man appeasement factory" is a signal that it won't be long until the current administration starts pushing for the United States to become a practicing member of the ubiquitous World Criminal Court. Not long after that the US Military will be under attack by just about anyone who can draw up a Summons & Complaint and deliver a subpoena.

But, now consider the recent passage of a proposal presented by Muslim nations to make it a Human Rights violation to "defame" religion. The United Nations has served up the ball. Let's see who swings, and who gets out of the way. Nominating Harold Koh to serve as the Foggy Bottom's legal advisor demonstrates that Obama is winding up to swing for the fences.