In what may be the most controversial pick of his administration, President Obama chose Harold Koh to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements. Koh was the Dean of Yale Law School until recently. He believes judges should interpret the Constitution according to other nation's legal "norms." This could apply Sharia law in US courts if other nations adopted it.
OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK
By MEGHAN CLYNE
JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq.
Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.
President Obama has nominated Koh -- until last week the dean of Yale Law School -- to be the State Department's legal adviser. In that job, Koh would forge a wide range of international agreements on issues from trade to arms control, and help represent our country in such places as the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.
It's a job where you want a strong defender of America's sovereignty. But that's not Koh. He's a fan of "transnational legal process," arguing that the distinctions between US and international law should vanish. (excerpt) read more at nypost.com