Category Archives: Foreign Affairs Constitution

Gingery v. City of Glendale

Back in July 2013, the City of Glendale, California installed a “Comfort Woman Peace Monument” in its Central Park in memory of Korean women who were victimized by the Japanese army during World War II. A few months later, a small … Continue reading

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A Few Belated Thoughts on Bond v. United States

I’m a bit late on this, but I’ll offer a few thoughts on the decision in Bond v. United States, which addressed a challenge to a statute that Congress passed in 1998 to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention (“CWC”). Most have … Continue reading

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Guest Post at Opinio Juris

I’ve done a guest post on Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the Israel passport case, over at the international law blog Opinio Juris. It’s available here.

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Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation

There’s an important lawsuit currently pending in federal court in San Diego. In this post, I’ll provide a brief summary and then highlight an intriguing legal question that the parties haven’t addressed. First the summary: Two months ago, a class … Continue reading

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State Legislation on the “Sea of Japan” / “East Sea”

Recently certain Korean American groups have begun lobbying for state legislation requiring public school textbooks to explain that the “Sea of Japan” is also called the “East Sea.” Japan prefers and uses the former, while South Korea the latter. Bills … Continue reading

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New Article on the Diplomacy Powers of Congress

I’m happy to report that I have a new piece out in the Michigan Law Review. It’s entitled “Legislative Diplomacy” and provides an empirical and theoretical analysis on the extent to which Congress has constitutional authority to engage in international diplomacy. … Continue reading

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Data on Congressional Foreign Travel

If you’d like to know about some of your representative’s or senator’s foreign travel habits, you can find out at the link below. The link will download a spreadsheet containing data on all congressional foreign travel for 2009, which is … Continue reading

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