Friday, September 16, 2005

Foreign Precedents

Steve Sailer points out that U.S. judges have used foreign law (e.g. English common law) in decisions since the U.S. began.

However, I think the issue here is that we do not want to overturn previous American precedents based on what European countries are doing; particularly in areas where the American political philosophy apperas to be diverging from the European one (plus, as I understand it, judges are looking at precedents from countries other than just the Anglosphere).

I may comment more later; my thoughts are not entirely formed on this.

That is all.

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