Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke recently in South Africa about the use of the law of foreign countries in the Court's decisions.
John Hinderaker of Powerline provides a detailed criticism of this concept:
"In reality, reference to foreign law is nothing more than an ad hoc tool to be invoked or ignored at will by justices who want to advance a left-wing agenda."
How do you choose which country's law? For Lawrence v. Texas, the homosexual sodomy case, why not choose the law of any Muslim country? Because politics, not the rule of law, guides judges like Ginsburg. The words of the Constitution mean nothing and can be twisted in any way to suit leftist political preferences.
The end justifies the means.