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Pledging American Exceptionalism: US Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch on International Law

Roberts, Anthea


American exceptionalism is nothing new. Nor are debates about whether it is appropriate for US courts to look to foreign or international law, particularly when interpreting the US Constitution. Yet now-Justice Gorsuch’s recent testimony on the issue during his confirmation hearing still took my breath away. You can hear the question posed and his answer here (the exchange is also transcribed below). I think that every international lawyer should watch this clip. It’s exceptional …

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-05-23
Type: Blog post
Source: OpinioJuris
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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