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The President has the exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign.

The President has the exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign.

  • September 1, 2015
  • Paul
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(SCOTUSBlog) – Because the power to recognize foreign states resides in the president alone, Section 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2003 – which directs the Secretary of State, upon request, to designate “Israel” as the place of birth on the passport of a U.S. citizen who is born in Jerusalem – infringes  (More…)

The case is: ZIVOTOFSKY, BY HIS PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, ZIVOTOFSKY ET UX. vs KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE, (2015), No. 13-628

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