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After 226 years, a constitutional answer to a controversial question

• National Constitution Center
.... Who in government decides whether the U.S. will recognize the legitimacy of another nation’s government?
 
Many have long assumed that the answer was: the President.  Even George Washington thought that, and so have his successors.  But that was not the final or definitive answer, until just now: it is the answer given by a federal appeals court in Washington, in a case growing out of the ancient struggle over control of the holy city of Jerusalem. ...

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Comment by J E Andreasen
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A bit more analysis on this interesting topic from Eugene Kontorovitch at Volokh Conspiracy:  http://www.volokh.com/2013/07/23/the-jerusalem-passport-case-separation-of-powers-and-standing/


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