#35 HAROLD KOH
Legal Adviser for the U.S. State Department
State Department legal adviser and rumored judicial nominee Harold Koh rejects traditional notions of American legal sovereignty. Conservative legal scholar Ed Whelan argues that Koh adheres to an ideology known as "transnationalism," the purpose of which is to "use American courts to import international law to override the policies adopted through the processes of representative government."
To this end, Koh has argued that the U.S. Constitution can and should be interpreted through the prism of international law and the "evolving" concept of "global human rights."
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