Originally Posted by psudy
I guess I don't get it. Even in contract law, the laws of the country/state that its writen, trump. Why/how would a foreign law even be considered in a US court in the first place?
This is the basis for "Social Justice" and for communism, Marx wrote an entire paper on this very subject. I will see if I can find it. You have to divide the people into separate classes.
In order to have more control of a people you have to start to interpret law based on the person who is under the law. This basically means that the law can be enforced differently depending on who is being viewed under the law. This is what Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor believe in. They think that the law should be interpreted differently based on the person. Luckily we have the 14th Amendment, and hopefully it will be enough to stop this trend.
One instance that I find very interesting is gun laws:
According to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States....
This is why I can drive my car in Wyoming with an Arizona driver's license. I have the right to do something in Arizona, therefore, Wyoming can't make a law that abridges the privilege of driving in Wyoming. The interesting part is when it comes to guns. I have an Arizona Concealed Carry License and can legally carry a concealed gun, but what happens when I go NY?
Marine faces 15 years behind bars for unknowingly violating gun law