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Obama Administration Launches Campaign to Pressure All 50 States to Overturn Iran Sanctions

The Algemeiner reports on the April 2016 letter sent by State Department Iran coordinator Stephen Mull, encouraging states to back down on their sanctions in light of the JCPOA. Read more

How far will Obama’s ‘encouragement’ to states to drop Iran sanctions go?

Eugene Kontorovich argues that White House efforts to remove state sanctions beyond encouraging individual states to do so will likely fail, given the Supreme Court’s decision in Medellin v. Texas. Read more

Can States Prevent Release of Iran Sanctions through Federal Litigation?

Jerry Gordon examines the possibility of Congress taking legal action against the White House or, in a more likely scenario in his opinion, state governments suing the president themselves in response to the JCPOA. Read more

Let States Do the Job Obama Won’t: Sanction Iran

This August 2015 op-ed, written by Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, argues in favor of continued state efforts to sanction Iran. Read more

Brooks Leads Letter to Administration in Support of States’ Rights to Enforce Sanctions Against Iran

In September of 2015, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-Indiana) authored a letter to Secretary Kerry reiterating legislative support for state sanctions. The letter was signed by 61 representatives from 25 states. Read more

Could US State Sanctions on Iran Unravel Nuke Deal?

In this September 2015 article, Al-Monitor takes an in-depth look at the nature of state sanctions. Read more

New York, California Will Keep Iran Sanctions: Legislators

In the wake of Secretary Kerry’s House testimony, officials in New York and California publicly affirm that their sanctions against Iran will remain in place. Read more

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