The increasing role that the US plays in the world can only mean a correspondingly greater role for foreign affairs law in the US legal community. The Supreme Court has recently cited international and comparative law materials to a striking, and all but unprecedented, degree.
Martin S. Flaherty,
The Future and Past of U.S. Foreign Relations Law,
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