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Entries by Karen J. Alter from 11/2013

International Law and Chemical Weapons: Conservative Arguments of Substance

| Posted 11.15.2013 | College

The real concern is not, however, the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that most Americans like. Rather, the Supreme Court is likely to use the Bond case to pronounce limits on Congress' ability to implement international treaties. The ruling is likely to defend states rights from federal treaty-making encroachment, while limiting the reach of international law in the United States.