Obama administration calls for halt to Texas execution

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    Obama administration calls for halt to Texas execution
    Houston Chronicle ^
    July 01, 2011 Freeper2

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took the unusual step Friday of asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from executing a Mexican citizen convicted of raping and killing a 16-year-old girl.

    The administration said the court should delay the planned July 7 execution of Humberto Leal for up to six months to give Congress time to consider legislation that would directly affect Leal's case.


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    Obama’s & Co. oppose execution because it may offend and harm Mexican and U.S. relationships? We have a relationship with Mexico? WTF? What about offending the little girl that was raped and murdered and her family.
     
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    alot of ifs and butts
     
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    Reciprocity is generally practiced between nations..

    I do hope that you guys don't bitch when an American in Mexico finds himself in a bad legal situation, then is convicted, then it's found they didn't get a chance to contact the American embassy.
     
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    Ya that never happened.

    Already a thread on this.
     
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    Like my mother said to me, "if you get into trouble and are thrown in jail, don't call me, your on your own."
     
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    If in doubt, the opposite of what the Obama Administration does is usually the right course of action.
     
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    Link?

    In any case..violating a treaty is good policy?
     
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    Happens all the time. Especially with Mexico. It has no bearing on the sentence and had nothing too do with his getting sentenced to death. Its really a moot point and nothing more then a pissing contest between Texas and Obama. At best, the guy gets one more week to live. He needs to be a man and accept his fate. He is only torturing himself.
     

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