The German Constitutional Court ruled that German espionage activity must conform to the country’s constitution, even if conducted overseas on non-German citizens. What’s in the ruling?
Russell A. Miller is the J.B. Stombock Professor Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. His teaching and scholarly research focuses on comparative law theory and methods, comparative constitutional law, German law and legal culture, and public international law. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the German Law Journal.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump might yet manage to meet in Washington this week despite winter storm Stella, which hobbled the capital and postponed Tuesday’s scheduled summit. Many see this as an historic encounter between contending visions for the world’s future: “The great disrupter confronts the last defender of the liberal world order.”