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Matter of Opinion

strange bedfellows

The Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling today that the president can't require the state of Texas to comply with an international agreement governing a murder defendant's access to Mexican diplomatic officials. Chief Justice John Roberts, a Bush appointee, wrote the majority opinion. That's not all that rare. What's intriguing is that President Bush found himself aligned with Justices Breyer, Ginsburg and Souter, the liberal wing of the court.

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