About the Book
Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials
Curtis A. Bradley, Duke University
Jack L. Goldsmith, Harvard University
2008. Approx. 800 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7854-8.
With Teacher's Manual.
About the Book
Using a thoughtful, balanced mix of cases and non-case materials, including statutes, treaties, and Executive Branch pronouncements, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition, examines the constitutional and statutory law that governs contemporary U.S. foreign relations. Thoroughly updated, this casebook provides students with an in-depth assessment of foreign policy issues as well as the relation of international matters to U.S. law.
Among the qualities that make this casebook such a valuable resource:
- Wide-ranging coverage of contemporary foreign relations law controversies, such as:
• the scope of the President's war powers, including the President's powers in the war on terrorism
• the relationship between national foreign affairs powers, including the treaty power, and structural principles of federalism and separation of powers
• the validity of executive agreements
• the status of customary international law in the U.S. legal system, including its role in international human rights litigation in U.S. courts
• judicial reliance on foreign and international materials to interpret the Constitution
• extraterritorial application of federal law
- Cohesive theoretical framework that makes clear:
• the increasingly important intersection between international law and U.S. domestic law
• the importance of constitutional structure in regulating foreign affairs
• the relevance of history to modern affairs controversies
• the ways the constitutional law of foreign affairs is often developed outside the courts
• the significance of the increasingly blurred line between domestic and foreign affairs
- Extensive Notes and Questions for each topic, including rich discussions of historical background, other relevant cases, and academic debates
In addition to updated notes and background materials, the Third Edition features:
- A new chapter devoted to the War on Terrorism
- Excerpts of recent war on terrorism decisions, including Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and Boumediene v. Bush
- Coverage of other developments in the war on terrorism, including developments relating to interrogation, detention, rendition, and surveillance
- Discussion of statutory changes relating to terrorism, including the Military Commissions Act, the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act, and amendments to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
- Excerpts of the consular notice decisions Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon and Medellin v. Texas, which address the domestic status of an international decision and the authority of the President to enforce such a decision
- Coverage of recent decisions brought under the Alien Tort Statute, including the South African Apartheid Case
Take advantage of the expertise and experience of Curtis A. Bradley and Jack L. Goldsmith. Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials, Third Edition is the ideal casebook for serious study of U.S. affairs abroad.