Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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Pursuant to the United States-France Estate Tax Treaty, the estate of a United States citizen who was domiciled in France is liable to the United States for taxes on real property located in France at rates effective when the citizen died provided the estate receives credit for the estate taxes paid to France

Norstar Bank of Upstate New York v. United States,644 F. Supp. 1112 (N.D.N.Y. 1986).

Political Question

Doctrine bars judicial consideration of claims that the United States mines placed in the Nicaraguan harbor of Corinto damaged a Norwegian ship. Krig-sforsikring for Skib, gjensidingforening (The Norwegian War Risk Insurance for Ships, A Mutual Association) v. United States, Slip Op. No.86 Civ. 2500 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 1986).