Wednesday, June 1, 2011

U.S. States and International and Foreign Law

Are there times when a state court should apply foreign or international law or view it as persuasive authority? In the last two years, some state legislators have answered that question with an emphatic NO. Bills have been introduced in over half the states and have been adopted in two.

Now a law professor offers a review of the legislative activity and its constitutional status:

Aaron Fellmeth, International Law and Foreign Laws in the U.S. State Legislatures, ASIL Insights, May 26, 2011.

See also our post, International Law and Sharia in Oklahoma (and Elsewhere), Nov. 8, 2010.

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