Meet your new state dept. lawyer and possible supreme court pick.
Harold Koh. He will be giving Hillary legal advice and Obama is likely to throw him right up the ladder to the big court.
Yes, he leans left; Obama would be going against his own ideas of what a judge should be to not pick him; so the question is are Koh’s ideas and opinions yours; because one day they may be and there will be nothing you can do then to stop it.
Some ideas and quotes from Koh:
He’s an advocate of what he calls “transnational legal process” and argues that the distinction between U.S. and international law should vanish.
Koh believes laws of places like Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka should carry equal weight with the laws of Virginia and South Dakota, and that it’s “appropriate for the Supreme Court to construe our Constitution in the light of foreign and international law” in its decisions.
He also values the opinions of the world’s imams. A New York lawyer, Steven Stein, says Koh in 2007 told the Yale Club of Greenwich that “in an appropriate case, he didn’t see any reason why Shariah law would not be applied to govern a case in the United States.”
Koh says the Supreme Court is now divided between “nationalist” judges who believe our Constitution is the only one that counts and “transnationalists” who believe “we the people” should be changed to “we are the world.”
Now, all of you who are A-Okay with the past 4 statements; please let us know right here if you have the guts as Koh’s view of America is not what America has been. This would be America by name only.
Yes, Dean of yale law, impressive; but considering his staements and opinions; he’s pretty sad to be heading yale law.