Foreign Law? Congress v.the Supreme Court

Foreign Law? Congress v.the Supreme Court
Christopher Roberts
September 2014

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-749-1 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / x, 280 pages

Price   $77.00


After the decisions in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) and Roper v. Simmons (2005), the Supreme Court’s use of foreign law became a hotly contested issue in Congress, the media, and among conservative political activists. Lawrence Baum (2006) argues the Justices are sensitive and respond to the reaction of external audiences. The reaction of the Justices to the controversy over the use of foreign law indicates that the Justices care more about cases than just their disposition or particular policy agendas, and provides further evidence that the Justices take into account their relationships with other actors and audiences.

About the Author

Christopher Roberts is currently a member of the Shoreline, Washington City Council. In 2012 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Washington in Political Science. He received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University and a Master’s degree from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY.