Another Texas Showdown: SCOTUS Rejects Obama’s Appeal To Stop Execution

by Chris Bounds on July 7, 2011

Justice will be served.

Wouldn’t you think that the President of the United States would be eager to take a stand for justice for American citizens instead of siding with a foreign national?  Certainly, but given his track record why should we expect President Obama to?  After taking multiple apology tours around the world, systematically destroying our economy while actively supporting the industrial development of other nations who’s side do you think Obama is really on?

Nearly 20 years ago an illegal immigrant named Humberto Leal brutally raped and murdered a 16 year old girl in San Antonio, TX.  The girl, Adria Sauceda, was found with her head bashed in with a 30-40 pound chuck of asphalt and a wooden rod jammed inside her body.  He confessed to the murder and evidence strongly proved that confession to be accurate.  Since Texas has no tolerance for such horrendous crimes Leal was sentenced to death by lethal injection.  However, since Leal was citizen of Mexico he should have been advised that he can contact the Mexican consulate for legal assistance – at least according to an international treaty.  Because of that one small hiccup President Obama is pulling all of his strings to spare this murderer’s life.  Fortunately, Governor Rick Perry is standing firm that Texas law was not violated during Leal’s prosecution and the execution will go on a scheduled.  Therefore, Obama went to the SCOTUS in a last minute effort to slap Texas into submission, but his effort failed!

The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday rejected a White House-backed appeal seeking to spare a Mexican citizen from execution Thursday evening in a death penalty case where Texas justice clashed with international treaty rights.

Justices voted 5-4, refusing to keep Humberto Leal from lethal injection, The decision came about an hour before Leal could be taken to the Texas death chamber for the 1994 rape-slaying of a 16-year-old girl.

The Obama administration and others asked the high court to delay Leal’s execution so Congress could consider a law that would require court reviews in cases where condemned foreign nationals did not receive help from their consulates. They said the case could affect not only foreigners in the U.S. but Americans detained in other countries.

Prosecutors, however, said the legislation was likely to fail and that Leal’s appeals were simply an attempt to evade justice for a gruesome murder.

Thanks to a small victory for state sovereignty justice will be served for a family who has waited years to see the murderer of their daughter be put to death.  While President Obama continually sides with other-than-Americans Texas will continue to stand for justice!

Update:  Leal has been executed:

Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain for a Supreme Court stay, saying he was denied help from his home country that could have helped him avoid the death penalty.

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