Is It Constitutional?

Rees III, Grover
March 1979
National Review;3/16/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p351
The article examines the constitutionality of U.S. President Jimmy Carter's move to abrogate the country's mutual defense treaty with Taiwan as a price of establishing a diplomatic relations with China. It reveals the plan of Senator Barry Goldwater to sue to prevent President Carter from abandoning the treaty with Taiwan unilaterally. It enumerates several arguments favoring the power of the executive power in the U.S. as regards treaty making and the conduct of foreign affairs.


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