What senator stood up to more than 90 countries, successfully defending U.S. sovereignty before the Supreme Court? Answer.

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Candidates Cruz and Perry played pivotal role in protecting US sovereignty

US Senate candidate Ted Cruz has argued a number of cases before the US Supreme Court. In one case, Cruz and his governor Rick Perry literally held US sovereignty in their hands.(Photo: The US Report/Kay B. Day)Did you know that US Senate candidate Ted Cruz and Texas governor Rick Perry played a pivotal role in protecting US sovereignty? Did you know that if Cruz and Perry had refused to fight for our sovereignty, the World Court could have interfered in domestic courts and potentially could overturn any verdict the World Court chose to challenge?

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Media, Bush and Obama on Mexico’s page; Perry defends US sovereignty

Updated on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:19AM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama joined media in undermining US law by elevating international law in bizarre cases of murderers and rapists like Humberto Leal. For the second time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry wasn’t buying it. Why Americans should thank Perry for rising above hysterics attributed to the Vienna Convention but in fact related to advocacy for abolishing the death penalty.


Humberto Leal's photograph posted on the state of Texas web pages, Death Row inmates.
As the execution date for convicted rapist and murderer Humberto Leal approached, US media memed the federal government and Mexico’s talking points. Reporters at every network, even those perceived as conservative, bandied about the lofty sounding term ‘Vienna Convention.’ Some warned the U.S. would risk lives if Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t halt the execution.

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