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Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Headlines,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-628

Supreme Court decision that focuses on federal separation of powers issues.  The case concerns whether an American, born in Jerusalem, could declare Israeli citizenship on the strength of a law passed by Congress in defiance of foreign policy on the status of Jerusalem established by the State Department.  The divided court found the law unconstitutional.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School