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Read Wallace 1-6




Aug  22, 2003



1.         US Constitution, paying special attention to any provision talking  about the law of nations (1789 language for public international law), foreign affairs, war or treaties.  Based on its language, ask yourself who is in charge of defense, foreign affairs, cross-border matters as between the executive, judicial and legislative branches plus federal and state governments. 

2.         The following cases,

            Missouri v. Holland, 252 U.S. 416 (1920)(treaties)

            Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957)(executive agreement/treaties) 

            Dames & Moore v. Regan, 453 U.S. 654 (1981)(executive action and  agreements;  those of you who have forgotten your basic constitutional law course re executive action with or against congressional action should also read US v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., 299 U.S. 304 (1936) and  Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952) ) 

            Whitney v. Robertson, 124 U.S. 190 (1888)(subsequent statute rule re treaties)

             Foster and Elam v. Neilson, 27 U.S. 253 (1829)(self-executing treaty; US self-executing treaty law is a mess so we go back to Justice Marshall to ask why) 

            Cosby v. National Foreign Trade Council, 530 U.S. 36 (2000)(preemption    by federal statute and authority) 

            Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398 (1964)(judiciary and foreign acts)

United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation, 299 U.S 304 (1936)

Youngstown CO. v. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)


    US Constitution and Int'l Law



               Aug  26, 2003



Read  Wallace 7-33, will go over sources ideas in detail 

Plus look at

And ask yourself what is this soft law stuff they are talking about?

Plus look at

And ask yourself whether it is good or a bad thing that that CIEL is pushing so hard to challenge implicitly ideas behind sources approach? Is CIEL on the NGO side simply doing what Edith Weiss Brown is advocating at ASIL? Why or why not?


Sources of Law

Sept 2, 2003


Read Wallace 34-56, and go over

Big Oil & Zazachstan Problem


Int'l Personality, Govts & Recognition

Sept 9, 2003




Same reading assignment as prior week,

and go over Outland & Wherever Problem




             Sept 16, 2003



Read Wallace 89-107, and go over

Spratley Islands Problem


Territorial Sovereignty

Sept 23, 2003



Read UN Charter and go over

UN Charter Structural Problem


Sept 30, 2003
Read Wallace 252-285

Review again E-Z Use of Force & go over El Poquito & Charron problem


Use of Force


Oct 7, 2003




Same reading assignment as prior week,

and go over El Poquito & Charron problem


Peace Keeping

Oct 14, 2003


Read Wallace 108 - 134, 175 - 229


State Responsibility, Alien Protection and Jurisiction


Oct 21, 2003


Read Wallace 230-251 and go over

Agrobusiness Problem

S.S. Iceberg Problem




Oct 28,2003



Read Wallace  210-229 plus

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

and go over

Mahatmaya Problem


Nov 4, 2003


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