Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Act of State Doctrine and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Do Not Necessarily insulate a Foreign Government from Civil Liability for the Assassination of a Person on United States Soil - Liu v. Republic of China, slip op. No. 85-7461 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 11, 1986)

Political Offense Exception does not Apply to Bar Extradition if Offenses are Committed Where no Uprising Exists--Quinn v. Robinson, 783 F.2d 776 (9th Cir. 1986).

United States Courts have no Authority to Enforce Foreign Judgments when the Request for Judicial Assistance is made via Letters Rogatory Filed Directly in the Court, In Re Civil Rogatory Letters Filed by the Consulate of the United States of Mexico, 640 F. Supp. 243 (S.D. Tex. 1986).

Federal District Court had Subject Matter and Personal Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the Alien Tort Claims Act in Action Against Soviet Union for Violation of Diplomatic Immunity, Von Dardel v. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 623 F. Supp. 246 (D.C.D.C. 1985).

Arbitrator's Order Reinstating with Backpay Two Undocumented Aliens was not Reviewable in Federal Court Because the Award did not Violate Public Policy and was Not in Disregard of the Law--Bevles Co. v. Teamsters Local 986, 791 F.2d 1391 (9th Cir. 1986).