Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, docket number 13-628. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State… read more

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, docket number 13-628. The case involves whether Congress has the power to pass a law requiring the State Department to record the birthplace of an American citizen born in “Jerusalem” as born in “Israel” on a U.S. passport, or if doing so infringes on presidential recognition power. In 2002, Congress enacted the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which directs the secretary of State to record “Israel” as the place of birth on a passport of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem, if the citizen requests it. President George W. Bush signed the act but issued a signing statement noting that the provision interfered with the constitutional functions of the presidency in foreign affairs, and he did not enforce it.

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Zivotofsky v. Kerry Oral Argument

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Program ID:
322619-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 12, 2014 | 11:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 09, 2015 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Nov 12, 2014 | 11:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 13, 2014 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 13, 2014 | 9:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 15, 2014 | 12:21am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 15, 2014 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 26, 2014 | 1:52pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2015 | 10:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 09, 2015 | 2:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 09, 2015 | 10:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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