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Scotus Summary: Separation Of Powers In Zivotofsky V. Kerry, Wilson Huhn Jun 2015

Scotus Summary: Separation Of Powers In Zivotofsky V. Kerry, Wilson Huhn

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Welcome to Supreme Podcast, and the summary of the decision of the Supreme Court in Zivotofsky v. Kerry.

This is a Separation of Powers case involving a dispute between the President and Congress over the recognition of a foreign country, in this case the power of the President to determine which foreign government, if any, has territorial sovereignty over the City of Jerusalem. By a vote of 6-3 the Supreme Court upheld the President’s exclusive and conclusive authority to make that determination.