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Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution
Justice Department attorneys are advancing an argument at the Supreme Court that could allow the government to invoke international treaties as a legal basis for policies such as gun control that conflict with the U.S. Constitution, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Their argument is that a law implementing an international treaty signed by the U.S. allows the federal government to prosecute a criminal case that would normally be handled by state or local authorities.
That is a dangerous argument, according to Cruz....
Well, being able to find a non-right wing commentary--so slanted that even any arguments stuck to that table tipped upside down, wouldn't be able to hold anything without super-glue! , but the Canadian Cruz is basically correct, even though does have to ignore his typical grand-standing.
Wikipedia wrote: Additionally, an international accord that is inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution is void under domestic U.S. law, the same as any other federal law in conflict with the Constitution. This principle was most clearly established in the case of Reid v. Covert. The Supreme Court could rule an Article II treaty provision to be unconstitutional and void under domestic law, although it has not yet done so.