Thursday, August 26, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: Continuity and Change

The U.S. Supreme Court and International Law: Continuity and Change, eds., David L. Sloss, Santa Clara University School of Law, Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, and William S. Dodge, University of California Hastings College of the Law, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Contributors include John Witt, Edward Purcell, Martin Flaherty, Mark Tushnet and many others. The table of contents is here.

Sloss, Ramsy and Dodge have posted the intro and conclusion on SSRN. Here’s the abstract:
This document contains the Introduction and Conclusion for a forthcoming book on the history of international law in the U.S. Supreme Court. The book is an edited volume, with twenty contributing authors, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. The volume focuses on the themes of continuity and change in the Court's international law decisions from the 1790s to the present. It is the first book to provide a comprehensive account of the evolution of international law jurisprudence over two centuries of Supreme Court history. The Introduction provides a brief overview of the project. The Conclusion summarizes the most important findings that emerge from the study.