Breitbart News reports on Secretary Kerry’s July 2015 testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in which he acknowledged that the JCPOA itself is not sufficient grounds to enforce the lifting of state sanctions. Read more http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/28/kerry-admits-states-can-keep-iran-sanctions/
In this piece from April of 2015, Reuters reports on continuing state intransigency on removing their own sanctions, even in the face of the JCPOA. Read more http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-states-idUSKBN0N40CX20150413
Eli Lake reports that the State Department’s Stephen Mull sent letters to governors requesting that they re-examine sanctions policies in light of implementation of the JCPOA. Read more http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2016-04-18/obama-administration-urges-states-to-lift-sanctions-on-iran.
Jack Goldsmith, Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, responds to the arguments of Rivkin and Casey. He argues that the JCPOA neither contravenes the Constitution nor violates international law. Read more https://www.lawfareblog.com/more-weak-arguments-illegality-iran-deal
David Rivkin, Jr. and Lee Casey make the case that the JCPOA is unconstitutional, the product of an end-run around the Constitution made without Senate consent. The authors, constitutional lawyers who served under Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the Justice Department, encourage states to enact sanctions in order to undermine