Executive Power

Zivotofsky v. Kerry is Out this Morning!

By Yishai Schwartz
Monday, June 8, 2015, 10:30 AM

The decision in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, a blockbuster foreign policy-related Supreme Court case that many of us have been watching carefully, was just released: The DC Circuit is affirmed. The President holds the exclusive power to recognize foreign sovereigns, and the relevant statute compelling the Executive to write "Israel" on relevant passports impermissibly infringed on this exclusive authority to determine the status of Jerusalem.

You can find the decision below, and for previous Lawfare coverage of the case, follow this link.

Zivotofsky v. Kerry