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High Court Hears Case of Mexican on Death Row

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High Court Hears Case of Mexican on Death Row

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High Court Hears Case of Mexican on Death Row

High Court Hears Case of Mexican on Death Row

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Jose Medellin, a Mexican man on death row in Texas has an unlikely ally in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. President Bush is asking the court to order the state to abide by an international court ruling that required it to notify Mexican authorities when the man was arrested. Texas courts have said the ruling has no weight in Texas and the president has no power to order its enforcement.

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