ABSTRACT

'Zivotofsky v. Kerry': The Jerusalem Passport Case [October 30, 2014]   [open pdf - 310KB]

"The Supreme Court has agreed to review an important separation-of-powers case pitting Congress's foreign affairs powers against the President's power to recognize foreign governments. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held in 'Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State' that the President's recognition power is exclusive and trumps Congress's authority to regulate passports. The Court's decision could have broad implications for Congress's role in foreign affairs. […] This report briefly describes legislative efforts to modify U.S. policy with respect to Jerusalem, in particular multiple enactments of the passport provision. The report summarizes the appellate court's opinion finding the passport measure unconstitutional and presents brief synopses of the petitioner's argument before the Supreme Court, the Secretary of State's brief in response, and briefs of amici curiae submitted by the Senate (pursuant to S.Res. 504) and by some Members of the House of Representatives. Finally, the report concludes by suggesting some factors that may affect the outcome."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43773
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2014-10-30
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