Monday, May 10, 2010

Just Because You Should Know

The Department of State has thoughtfully provided an authoritative list of all Treaties in Force as of January 1, 2010 .

As every American knows, Article VI, Clause 2, of the United States Constitution says the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. treaties are "the supreme law of the land." Actually, in the case of treaties, they are maybe not quite so supreme as all that, but they are important nonetheless.

Read and discuss.


Digger said...

Hmmmm....treaties. Did I mention I am American Indian?

TSB said...

Say, that's a great illustration for Chief Justice Marshall's comment that treaties are not self-effecting!