April 16, 2004: Austin American-Statesman
Miranda offers simple fix to consular rights problem
Exhibit A in how emotion can cloud reason is the political yammering
over an International Court of Justice ruling that the United States
had violated a treaty guaranteeing foreign criminal defendants the
right to consult with their governments.
This rather simple legal matter is cloaked in too many layers of complexity.
The fact that the court's decision involved Mexican nationals convicted