While scholars have begun to debate the meaning of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Medellin v. Texas for the domestic status of treaties, the decision’s import for other significant questions of foreign relations law has been ignored in the literature. This Article fills that void by exploring Medellin’s significance (a) for treaty and customary international law (CIL) based claims under the Alien Tort Statute, (b) for the hotly debated issue of CIL’s domestic legal status, and (c) for the recent claim that a uniform doctrine governing the domestic status of both treaties and CIL is developing in U.S. foreign relations law.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Moore: Medellin, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Domestic Status of International Law
David H. Moore (Brigham Young Univ. - Law) has posted Medellin, the Alien Tort Statute, and the Domestic Status of International Law. Here's the abstract: