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Oy Vey! The Bernstein Exception: Rethinking The Doctrine In The Wake Of Constitutional Abuses, Corporate Malfeasance And The “War On Terror”, Breana Frankel Mar 2008

Oy Vey! The Bernstein Exception: Rethinking The Doctrine In The Wake Of Constitutional Abuses, Corporate Malfeasance And The “War On Terror”, Breana Frankel

Breana Frankel

Abstract OY VEY! THE BERNSTEIN EXCEPTION: RETHINKING THE DOCTRINE IN THE WAKE OF CONSTITUTIONAL ABUSES, CORPORATE MALFEASANCE AND THE “WAR ON TERROR” Breana Frankel, Assistant Professor, Chapman University School of Law The “Bernstein doctrine” is a classic example of the exception swallowing the rule. The Bernstein exception allows the Executive to intercede in act of state cases when it determines that adjudication would not harm U.S.-foreign relations. The Exception was initially intended solely to permit victims of Nazi war crimes to recover in United States courts. However, in the more than 50 years since its inception, the Bernstein ...