Category: News

Kerry Admits: States Can Keep Iran Sanctions

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/

Deal or not, many U.S. states will keep sanctions grip on Iran

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

Obama Administration Urges States to Lift Sanctions on Iran

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.

More Weak Arguments For the Illegality of the Iran Deal

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

The Lawless Underpinnings of the 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

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