The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties. David Gray Adler.

The Constitution and the Termination of Treaties

New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #7124
ISBN: 0824082508

Staining to front free endpaper, light text wrinkling, light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "President Jimmy Carter's independent termination of the 1954 Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and Taiwan resurrected the long-standing, and largely unresolved, controversy over the locus of the constitutional authority to terminate treaties. Indeed, the resulting lawsuit, Goldwater v Carter, presented the first direct challenge to the President's authority to terminate treaties. The Supreme Court, however, did not reach the merits of this question. Instead, it dismissed the case as "nonjusticiable," bypassing an opportunity to rule on the constitutionality of the President's unilateral treaty termination." Contents: Preface; Notes; I. Interpreting the Constitution; II. The Framers and Treaty Termination: A Matter of Symmetry; III. The Termination of Treaties in United States History; IV. Goldwater v Carter: The Court and the Constitution; V. Conclusion; Appendix: The Serbonian Bog: The Legal Relations of the United States and China; Selected Bibliography; Index of Cases; General Index. ; American Legal and Constitutional History; Ex-Library; xii, 410 pages.

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