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Published: 20 March 2020

322 Pages


ISBN: 9780197500163

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The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution

Anthony J. Bellia Jr. and Bradford R. Clark

  • Provides a practical framework for evaluating the status of international law in U.S. courts
  • Offers an account of historical understandings and judicial precedent to resolve the constitutional questions presented by judicial use of customary international law
  • Describes the three traditional branches of the law of nations and examines their relationship with the Constitution
  • Explains the emergence of modern customary international law in the twentieth century, and how it differs from the traditional branches of the law of nations
  • Assesses how both modern and traditional customary international law interact with the Constitution

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