John Yoo and Julian Ku on "Taming Globalization"

In 1997, a Mexican national named Jose Ernesto Medellin was sentenced to death for raping and murdering two teenage girls in Texas. In 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that he was entitled to appellate review of his sentence, since the arresting officers had not informed him of his right to seek assistance from the Mexican consulate prior to trial, as prescribed by a treaty ratified by Congress in 1963. In 2008, amid fierce controversy, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the international ruling had no weight. Medellin subsequently was executed.
In a new book, Taming Globalization, Profs. John Yoo and Julian Ku show that the Medellin case only hints at the legal complications that will embroil American courts in the twenty-first century. Like Medellin, tens of millions of foreign citizens live in the United States; and like the International Court of Justice, dozens of international institutions cast a legal net across the globe, from border commissions to the World Trade Organization. Profs. Ku and Yoo argue that all this presents an unavoidable challenge to American constitutional law, particularly the separation of powers between the branches of federal government and between Washington and the states.
Please join the Orange County Federalist Society on April 6, 2012 for a special presentation by Professors John Yoo and Julian Ku as they discuss the challenges globalization poses to the United States Constitution and how our system of law must respond to these changes.
Taming Globalization may be ordered from Amazon.
When: Friday, April 6, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)
Where: Gulliver’s Restaurant, 18482 MacArthur Boulevard, Irvine 92612 (949) 833-8411
Cost: $35 for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE)
RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button on the right. To pay by cash or check at the door, please send the RSVP to Joseph W. Haney III at and make checks payable to “The Federalist Society”.

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