Justice Antonin Scalia last week bemoaned a recent trend on the high court of citing international opinion to support decisions interpreting the U.S. Constitution. The conservative judge sparred Thursday with Justice Stephen G. Breyer in a rare televised debate on the role of foreign judgments in deciding Supreme Court cases. The debate foreshadowed a Court divide over the constitutionality of executing juvenile killers, a ruling that could come as early as this week.
Supreme Court Justices Spar Over International Law
The Associated Press
January 18, 2005