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The United States Supreme Court framed a unique legal doctrine on foreign seizure of American-owned property in the case of Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino in 1963. This ruling has far-reaching implications for international law, American foreign policy, and the role of the Court in both domestic and international arenas of power. Disagreeing with the Court’s decisions, Eugene F. Mooney undertakes to place the Act of State Doctrine in its proper historical, jurisprudential, and political perspective.

Mooney argues forcefully that the dogmatic application of the Act of State Doctrine is indefensible in light of its origin, the history of past application, and the pressing current requirements of our international economy.

Eugene F. Mooney is professor of law at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he was awarded the LL.M. degree by Yale University in 1963.

Publication Date

1967

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813153667

eISBN

9780813163826

Keywords

Eminent domain, International law, Act of State Doctrine, Foreign seizures

Disciplines

International Law

Foreign Seizures: Sabbatino and the Act of State Doctrine
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