Shervin Taheran illustrates the alarming trend of US presidents who indicate they can unilaterally withdraw from treaties without congressional approval. She argues the Executive Branch is not the “sole organ” to decide whether the United States can terminate a treaty. After examining international law pertaining to treaties, Taheran discusses how constitutional principles, textual evidence, historical… Continue reading Congressional and Supreme Court Restraints on Treaty Termination Carried Out at the President’s “Lowest Ebb” of Authority
David Jonas and Dyllan Taxman’s insightful article— “JCP-No-Way: A Critique Of The Iran Nuclear Deal As A Non-Legally-Binding Political Commitment” —examines the Iran Nuclear Deal and its place in prior US arms treaties. By positioning the Iran Nuclear Deal within the historical context of past agreements, American treaty-making, and national and international political norms, the… Continue reading JCP-No-Way: A Critique of the Iran Nuclear Deal as a Non-Legally-Binding Political Commitment
MAJ Peter Combe argues that the covert action statute prohibits the Central Intelligence Agency from violating self-executing treaties to which the United States is party, as well as non-self-executing treaties and customary international law implemented by statute, but it provides domestic legal authority to violate non-self-executing treaties and customary international law that have not been… Continue reading The Covert Action Statute: The CIA’s Blank Check?