August 08, 2008 at 10:25 AM
The Washington Post has an interesting editorial today on the executions of Mexican nationals recently done by the state of Texas. At issue, was whether these individuals had access to their consular authorities as required by the Vienna Convention for Consular Affairs. The state of Texas admitted it failed to provide access and was criticized by both the U.S. State Department and U.S. Attorney General's Office. The case was taken up by the judicial arm of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice. Regardless, the execution of Jose Medellin went forward this week. The Washington Post argues that this action endangers Americans held in detention abroad.
Texas's Disdain -- Washington Post