Jawdropper which, given President Hussein's daily record, is no small feat. Sharia law in America? This is the dawning of the barbaric age in America.
I think Koh kinda likes the rape is legit thing. Or is it the child bride thing?
Jihad Watch has the whole thing here:
On top of that, this Obama pick believes that "America's focus on the War on
Terror [is] 'obsessive.'" And his list of countries that flagrantly disregard
international law highlights North Korea, Iraq, and the U.S.A. — which he
collectively calls "the axis of disobedience."
"Obama's most perilous legal pick," by Meghan Clyne for the New York Post
Will the people not rise up? Do they even know this is happening?
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
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. 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.
What would this look like in a practical sense? Well, California voters have
overruled their courts, which had imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Koh
would like to see such matters go up the chain through federal courts — which,
in turn, should look to the rest of the world. If Canada, the European Human
Rights Commission and the United Nations all say gay marriage should be legal —
well, then, it should be legal in California too, regardless of what the state's
voters and elected representatives might say.
He even believes judges should use this "logic" to strike down the death
penalty, which is clearly permitted in the US Constitution.
The primacy of international legal "norms" applies even to treaties we
reject. For example, Koh believes that the UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child — a problematic document that we haven't ratified — should dictate the
age at which individual US states can execute criminals. Got that? On issues
ranging from affirmative action to the interrogation of terrorists, what the
rest of the world says, goes.
Including, apparently, the world of radical imams. A New York lawyer, Steven
Stein, says that, in addressing the Yale Club of Greenwich in 2007, Koh claimed
that "in an appropriate case, he didn't see any reason why sharia law
would not be applied to govern a case in the United States."
A spokeswoman for Koh said she couldn't confirm the incident, responding: "I
had heard that some guy . . . had asked a question about sharia law, and that
Dean Koh had said something about that while there are obvious differences among
the many different legal systems, they also share some common legal
Score one for America's enemies and hostile international bureaucrats, zero
for American democracy.
Koh has called America's focus on the War on Terror "obsessive." In 2004, he
listed countries that flagrantly disregard international law — "most
prominently, North Korea, Iraq, and our own country, the United States
of America," which he branded "the axis of disobedience.[…]
Even though he's up for a State Department job, Koh is a key test case in the
"judicial wars." If he makes it through (which he will if he gets even a single
GOP vote) the message to the Obama team will be: You can pick 'em as radical as
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