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Dretke Dismissed

On Monday, May 23, 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed as improvidently granted the pending review of Medellin v. Dretke, docket 04-5928.

Thus, the court declined to get involved in a showdown between the state and federal governments over the presidential power to instruct state governments to abide by international treaties. SCotUS published a detailed analysis.   -   by Clemens Kochinke, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP, Washington, DC.