International Law in the U.S. Legal System

Paperback | May 5, 2015

byCurtis A. Bradley

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International Law in the U.S. Legal System provides a wide-ranging overview of how international law intersects with the domestic legal system within the United States, and points out various unresolved issues and areas of controversy. Curtis Bradley covers all of the principal forms ofinternational law: treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, and jus cogens norms. He also explores a number of issues that are implicated by the intersection of U.S. law and international law, such as foreign sovereign immunity, international humanrights litigation, war powers, extradition, and extraterritoriality. This book highlights recent decisions and events relating to the topic (including decisions and events arising out of the war on terrorism), while also taking into account relevant historical materials, including materials relating to the U.S. Constitutional founding. Written by one of the mostcited international law scholars in the United States, the book is a resource for lawyers, law students, legal scholars, and judges from around the world.

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International Law in the U.S. Legal System provides a wide-ranging overview of how international law intersects with the domestic legal system within the United States, and points out various unresolved issues and areas of controversy. Curtis Bradley covers all of the principal forms ofinternational law: treaties, decisions and orders ...

Curtis Bradley is the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law in the United States Professor Bradley has been writing and teaching about international law and its status in the U.S. legal system for twenty years. In addition to publishing numerous scholarly articles in top law journals, he is the co-autho...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190217774

ISBN - 13:9780190217778

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Courts and Foreign Affairs2. Treaties3. Executive Agreements4. Decisions and Orders of International Institution5. Customary International Law6. Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law7. Alien Tort Statute Litigation8. Sovereign and Official Immunity9. Extradition and Other Means of Criminal Law Enforcement10. War Powers and the War on TerrorismConclusionTable of CasesTable of LegislationIndex

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"That is a lot of ground to cover in 331 pages, but Bradley manages admirably to explore the contours and current state of play of each topic in a balanced and nonpartisan way. The book is well suited for the uninitiated, and the thorough references in the footnotes to the cases and thesecondary literature make the book a good jumping-off point for further research. Good tables of cases and of legislation, and a thorough index, add to the book's utility as a work of reference." --Jonathan Pratter, Law Library Journal