A leading casebook in foreign relations, this title examines the constitutional and statutory law that regulates the conduct of contemporary U.S. foreign relations. It offers a compelling mix of case and non-case materials with a focus on U.S. affairs abroad and international cases in which the U.S. exercises jurisdiction.
- Reorganizes the material into three thematic parts, concerning the government institutions that interact with foreign relations law, the role of international law in the U.S. legal system, and the legal issues associated with international crime, war, and terrorism.
- Explores the implications of the Supreme Court's restriction of human rights litigation under the Alien Tort Statute in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.
- Contains updated materials on the war on terrorism, including materials relating to targeted killing, electronic surveillance, and the use of military commissions.
- Takes account of recent lower court decisions, such as the Third Circuit's decision in United States v. Bond (concerning the scope of the treaty power), and the Fourth Circuit's decision in Yousuf v. Samantar (concerning foreign official immunity and deference to the Executive Branch).
- Considers the domestic and international law issues associated with U.S. efforts to combat piracy and try pirates in U.S. courts.
- Excerpts and analyzes the Supreme Court's latest decision concerning the political question doctrine Zivotofsky v. Clinton