View Full Version : Obama's most perilous legal pick

03-31-2009, 10:48 AM

JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts.


President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish...


03-31-2009, 10:54 AM
It just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it?

03-31-2009, 10:56 AM
I'll say one thing about the Kenyan: he keeps things interesting.

03-31-2009, 11:30 AM
Wow. Obama is going to get his ass indicted by the ICJ for war crimes if the US gets any closer to reconising international law.