A Resolution in Support of American Law for Georgia Courts

A Resolution in Support of American Law for Georgia Courts

WHEREAS, it is expected that the judicial branch of government will resolve legal disputes by review of the American body oflaw, to include the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Georgia, federal, state and local law; and

WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan have opined that foreign law and decisions of foreign courts should have persuasive value when deciding cases in American courts and

WHEREAS, the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (John Roberts)responded to this judicial activist view by stating:

“If we’re relying on a decision from a German judge about what our Constitution means, no president accountable to the people appointed that judge and no Senate accountable to the people confirmed that judge…And yet he’s playing a role in shaping the law that binds the people in this country”and

WHEREAS, the Georgia Republican Party abhors the notion of activist judges using foreign legal sources to resolve disputes inAmerican courts

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Georgia Republican Party that the Georgia General Assembly and our Constitutional Officers take all necessary action to insure that courts in Georgia do not use foreign law in resolving cases, except international agreements to which the United States is a party.


  1. dsean says:

    Is the “insure” error in the actual resolution or just a transcription error here? Kind of funny to think about the GA posting a bond or buying a policy to guard against the use of foreign laws to resolve cases.

      • dsean says:

        Sadly, I figured that was the case. Someone with GAGOP needs to brush up on their Strunk & White. “Insure” is to purchase an insurance policy (or provide against loss). “Ensure” is to make certain.

    • penguin says:

      Also, pretty sure this resolution, if adopted by the General Assembly, would in fact be a violation of Amurrican law…..that time honored principle of SEPARATION of POWERS wherein, the legislative branch does not tell the judicial branch by what criteria it may make decions. But, he facts and reading the constitution is for wimps!

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Why burn a judicial resolution on something of so little relevance, when the party could serve up red meat with a resolution that Georgia Senators place a hold on every Obama judicial appointee in Georgia and give Johnny up or down vote Isakson some cover?

  3. Scott65 says:

    Wow…and not a single mention of Sharia Law…I guess you take progress where you can get it

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