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American International Law Cases: Fourth Series, Volume 1


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AILC is an annual case law reporter that provides the full text of U.S. court opinions involving international law issues. The courts covered include all U.S. federal district courts, federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as some state courts, the U.S. Court of Claims,the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Tax Court. The series seeks to provide not every single case in which a court refers to international law but rather all cases that analyze at least one international law issue in depth. The list of subjects addressed by these volumes is vast andchanges from year to year, with the inclusion and prominence of most topics turning on their prevalence in a given year's jurisprudence. Some consistently prominent topics are personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants, deportation procedure, and double taxation. Over the last three editions(2006, 2007, and 2008), many topics have developed rapidly and constitute a correspondingly larger portion of the volumes, particularly Terrorism, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Forum Non Conveniens, and an entirely new, added topic: the National Security Exception (to deportationeligibility). The 2008 edition of AILC also features expanded sections on family law and on the detention of terrorist suspects. The U.S. war on terror and the crisis at Guantanamo have made that last topic a significant and dynamic component of AILC. Each edition of AILC also comes framed with twopractical resources for students and scholars. The first is an introductory editor's note that both reviews international law's major developments for the given year and explains to readers how to use the volumes. The second is a subject index to allow for targeted research. Volume One of AILC consists of representative cases in general international law, territories, trusteeships, boundaries and navigable waters, such as marine torts and crimes. For example, the marine tort case of United States of America v. Lei Shi (9th Cir. 2008) presents the issue of whether aforeign national who forcibly seizes control of a foreign vessel in international waters may be subjected to the jurisdiction of the United States when the vessel is intercepted by federal authorities. Volume One also includes Abagninin v. AMVAC Chemical Corp., in the 9th Circuit Court of Appealsruled that a company using pesticides harmful to humans cannot be found liable for genocide under the Alien Tort Claim Act in the absence of that company's specific intent to commit such genocide. These and other cases from Volume One demonstrate the growing intersection of international commerceand American judicial review - both criminal and civil.

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Title:American International Law Cases: Fourth Series, Volume 1Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 7.28 × 10.24 × 0.91 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Pre: Introductory Note/Note on How to Use the VolumesPart I: International Law in General1. C.I.L. (Customary International Law)3. Jus Cogens5. The Protective PrinciplePart II: Territories, Trusteeships, Boundaries and Navigable Waters1. Territories in General2. Navigable Waters and VesselsA. Marine Torts and CrimesG. Federal Tort Claims ActH. Foreign Affairs Doctrine