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Check Out: Volume 86.4 [Authors, Previews, and Full-text .Pdfs Inside]


Jennifer M. Pacella – Inside or Out?: The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program’s Antiretaliation Protections for Internal Reporting

Rick Swedloff – The Trouble With Happiness

Jordan M. Ellis – The Sky’s the Limit: Applying the Public Trust Doctrine to the Atmosphere

Jared M. DeBona – Mom, Dad, Here’s Your Allowance: The Impending Reemergence of Pennsylvania’s Filial Support Statute and an Appeal for its Amendment

Eleanor Bradley – Adjusting the Law to Reflect Reality: Arguing for a New Standard for Student Internet Speech


Is the President’s Recognition Power Exclusive?


The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Zivotofsky ex rel. Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State) held last year, in the context of a conflict between an act of Congress and an executive decision, that the recognition of foreign states and governments is an exclusive executive power. Now, the case spurred by a seemingly innocuous passport statute has made its way up to the Supreme Court for the second time.

In this article, Professor Reinstein provides the first in-depth analysis in nearly a century of the historical relationship of the executive and legislative branches to the recognition power. A must-read for those awaiting the Zivotofsky arguments, scheduled for November 3, 2014.


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