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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:55 PM
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126. We get to decide matters like that
If we like the international standard we sign and ratify the appropriate treaty and incorporate the language into US domestic law. Lets not forget a simple non-negotiable fact - nothing overrides the Constitution and the system it lays out for laws and justice. And the Supreme Court has made it clear that if it is not incorporated into US domestic law then international law is not US law.

So - it does not matter what is SOP for the UN regarding access to Manning. If it is not allowed for in US law then it is irrelevant.

The SOP in this case is what our domestic laws, regulations and procedures says it is. The UN does not dictate US domestic policy.
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