Two recent Supreme Court rulings could be consequential for the interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Coleman Saunders is a first-year student at Harvard Law School where he is a senior editor on the National Security Journal. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in American Studies.
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Does the “expropriation exception” of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) afford U.S. courts jurisdiction to resolve claims brought by German citizens against the German government?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been indicted for violating the Espionage Act, according to the Washington Post.
District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that President Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, must comply with a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee, reported the Washington Post. The opinion is posted here on Lawfare.
President Trump issued an executive order instructing the Commerce Department to prevent U.S. telecommunications companies from using foreign-made equipment that could pose a national security threat to American networks, reports the New York Times. Although the order did not single out any country or company, it is widely viewed as an attempt to preclude U.S. companies from using equipment from Huawei.
The Trump administration has updated the U.S. military plan against Iran, reports the New York Times. Senior national security officials met last week to discuss the revisions, which called for the deployment of up to 120,000 U.S. troops in the event of increased Iranian aggression in Middle East.