Faculty Notes

Prof. Julian Ku in Horizons

Professor Julian Ku had an article “A New World (Court) Order”published Hofstra Horizons.

In recent years, the U.S. SupremeCourt has made a number ofimportant and potentiallylandmark decisions implicatinginternational relations andinternational law. Two of the mostimportant of these decisions examinedthe legal effect of an internationalcourt’s judgment within the Americanlegal law. In Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregonand Medellin v. Texas, the SupremeCourt considered petitions seeking touse judgments made by the UnitedNations’ principal judicial organ, theInternational Court of Justice, to setaside or order a new trial for individualsconvicted under American law.