ICC undermines its own independence with Palestine inquiry

The International Criminal Court's opening of a preliminary examination regarding the Gaza war is part of a disturbing pattern it has shown regarding Israel. By repeatedly substituting the General Assembly's political determinations for its own legal judgement, the ICC's prosecutor threatens the court's much-vaunted independence from politics, and turn it into merely the enforcement arm of the motley GA. Moreover, the Prosecutor's view that ICC jurisdiction can be created through a majority vote in the GA is deeply threatening to non-members states like the U.S.

Q-and-A with Erwin Chemerinsky

Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has a new book arguing that the Supreme Court is a failure. But is Chemerinsky just criticizing the Court for not agreeing with his personal policy preferences? I ask him that, and he responds.