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Chemical Weapons Treaty

International Law and Chemical Weapons: Conservative Arguments of Substance

Karen J. Alter | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karen J. Alter

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.