U.S. Law and the World
An interesting article in the New York Times a few days ago suggests that international courts are citing U.S. Supreme Court law less and less. The article discusses the interesting position U.S. law has long had—it is not terribly unusual for a foreign jurisdiction to cite us, but it is a little uncommon for American courts to cite foreign law. The article also presents reactions to this trend, from legal scholars and even members of the U.S. Supreme Court.
This article is the latest in the American Exception series, which examines ways in which the American legal system is unique. Go check it out!