Monday, August 04, 2003

Sovereignty Shmovereignty

Justice Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg says citing more international case law for Supreme Court decisions is a good thing.

"Our island or lone ranger mentality is beginning to change," Ginsburg said during a speech to the American Constitution Society, a liberal lawyers group holding its first convention.

Justices "are becoming more open to comparative and international law perspectives," said Ginsburg, who has supported a more global view of judicial decision making.

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