Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Duress is Available Defense in Mitigation of Charges of Illegally Transporting Aliens into the United States--Pollgreen v. Morris slip op. No. 84-5217 (11th Cir. Sept. 17, 1985).

Foreign Debtor not Compelled to File for Ancillary Proceeding under Bankruptcy Code; Court may grant Comity to Pending Foreign Bankruptcy Proceeding--Cunard SteamshipCo. Ltd. v. Salen Reefer Services A.B., 773 F.2d 452 (2d Cir.1985).

Forum Selection Clause in Contract between Two Sovereigns is not Waiver of Right to Remove--Proyecfin de Venezuela v. Banco Industrial de Venezuela, 760 F.2d 390 (2d Cir.1985).

Fifth Circuit Overrides Admiralty Rule and Invokes Provisions of Arbitration Treaty--Sedco, Inc. v. Petroleos Mexicanos Mexican National Oil Co., 767 F.2d 1140 (5th Cir. 1985).

Judicial Review of Mexican Bank's Compliance with its Government's Exchange Control Regulations precluded by Act of State Doctrine despite Jurisdiction under Sovereign Immunity Exception--Callejo v. Bancomer, S.A., 764 F.2d 1101(5th Cir. 1985).

United States District Courts have Jurisdiction over Permissive Counterclaims filed by United States Nationals Sued by Iran because the United States-Iran Agreements for the Release of American Hostages were not Self-Executing---Islamic Republic of Iran v. Boeing Co., 771 F.2d 1279 (9thCir. 1985).

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act provides the Soviet Union Immunity from a Spouse's Suit for Violations of Human Rights--Frolova v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 761 F.2d370 (7th Cir. 1985).

Violation of Internationally set Whaling Quotas Diminishes the Effectiveness of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and Mandates the Secretary of Commerce to Certify that Fact to the President--American Cetacean Society v. Baldridge, 768 F.2d 426 (D.C. Cir. 1985).