Kinsella v. Krueger

PETITIONER:Kinsella, Warden
RESPONDENT:Krueger
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 713
DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1955-1956)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

ARGUED: May 03, 1956
DECIDED: Jun 11, 1956

Facts of the case

Kinsella v. Krueger is an important case study that demonstrates the way the Constitution of the United States can supersede international treaties that were previously ratified by the Senate. Basing on the decision, the Court proved the supremacy of the Constitution over the treaties. Even if the cases were not associated with a treaty in the legal sense, it was eventually shown that the agreement was ruled unconstitutional.