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News :: Radical Culture : Social Welfare : Technology : War and Militarism
Ted Cruz, Contemptuous Of International Law, Facilitator of Perry's Texecutions
15 Dec 2015
Ted Cruz as Solicitor General of Texas facilitated Rick Perry's record breaking 234 executions.
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Re Ted Cruz role in the court case MedellĂ­n v. Texas:

Ted Cruz as Solicitor General in Texas supported the Texecution machine of Rick Perry (234 deaths.. the most executing administration in US history and a number greater than many countries put together). As Solicitor General in Texas he argued before the Supreme Court that Texas had the right to ignore the protections of the Vienna Convention to which the US was a signatory. The Convention guarantees that foreigners arrested have the right

to contact their consulates. Under Governors George Bush, Ann Richard, Rick Perry and perhaps other Texas governors, the state executed Mexican, Canadian, German citizens without honoring their right to contact their consulates.

Ted Cruz in his 2012 Senate race said that the accomplishment of which he was most proud as Solicitor General in Texas was Medelin V Texas in which he argued that Americans need not honor their international treaties such as the Vienna Convention which requires the US to allow foreigners to contact their consulates.. Cruz was upheld by the 5 scofflaw Republicans on the Supreme Court.

From Wikipedia
"In 1969, the United States ratified the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of April 24, 1963,[5] and the Optional Protocol Concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes to the Vienna Convention of April 24, 1963.[6] Article 36 of the Vienna Convention requires that foreign nationals who are arrested or detained be given notice "without delay" of their right to have their embassy or consulate notified of that arrest. The Optional Protocol provides that disputes arising out of the interpretation or application of the Vienna Convention "shall lie within the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice".

Serially killing executioners running for president on Republican ticket

Texas governor Rick Perry 234 (withdrew from race)
Virgnia Governor Jim Gilmore 37
Florida Governor Jeb Bush 21
Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 16
Ohio Governor John Kasich 12
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal 1 (1 execution does not qualify him as a serial killer)
Ted Cruz as Solicitor General facilitated
Rick Perry's 234 executions

Cruz has said climate change is a hoax.

Meanwhile Rand Paul this year won the CPAC straw poll for the 2nd year in a row, as his father won many caucuses
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Re: Ted Cruz, Contemptuous Of International Law, Facilitator of Perry's Texecutions
15 Dec 2015
Modified: 12:54:33 PM
Other Issues

1 3 of the ways Cruz AntiLatino:

Cruz in 2003 defended the Texas Republican gerrymandering which effectively worked to minimize Latino voting. He also argued that the federal government had no right to work to make Texas' discriminatory Medicaid program more fair His position hurt poor Latinos. He lost 1 case before the court by 9 to 0. In addition he argued before the court that Texas had a right to execute Latinos who were foreign citizens without granting their right to contact consulates. (Some of this data is from the article on Cruz)

2 Guns

Cruz filed an amicus brief in DC Vs Heller arguing that DC's ban on handguns was unconstitutional.

3 Worked to Impeach Clinton

While at Cooper & Kirk, Cruz worked on papers to failitate the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

4 Said Climate Change a Hoax

Cruz has said climate change is a hoax

5 Treason

Cruz was a domestic policy adviser in G W Bush's campaign. As part of the legal team of George Bush in Gore V Bush he coconspired in the act of treason, the theft of a national election.

6 In a violation of separation of church and state, Cruz defended the 10 commandments statue on Texas' Capitol grounds in Van Orden v. Perry