Presidential Authority to Displace Customary International Law: A Department of Justice Fantasy [open pdf - 4MB]
"This thesis analyzes the legal bases of a 1989 Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion that claims the President has the authority to order the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest individuals for violations of United States law in a foreign country without that country's consent. The DOJ opinion could have a tremendous impact on United States law enforcement efforts and foreign policies. The author concludes that there is no legal basis for the DOJ opinion and argues that the President is bound by customary international law."
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