John Yoo

Professor of Law

Boalt Hall School of Law

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

510-643-5089 (voice)

510-642-3728 (fax)


Foreign Relations Law

Reserve Readings



            Week I


Yoo, Kosovo, War Powers, and the Multilateral Future, Reserve


Campbell v. Clinton, 52 F. Supp.2d 34,  39 (D.D.C. 1999), Reserve


Bowsher v. Synar, 478 U.S. 714 (1986), reserve


Morrison v. Olson, 487 U.S. 654 (1988), reserve


Mistretta v. United States, 488 U.S. 361 (1989), reserve


Clinton v. New York, reserve



            Week II


President Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation (1793), reserve


Elkins & McKitrick, The Age of Federalism 336-41 (1993), reserve


Hamilton, Pacificus Essays, Reserve


Madison, Helvidius Essays, Reserve


John Marshall, Speech before House of Representatives, Reserve




            Week III


Presidential Messages on Kosovo, Reserve


OLC Opinion on Haiti, Reserve


Yoo, Clio at War, Reserve



Stromseth, Why Methodology Matters, Reserve


Treanor, Fame, The Founding, and the Power to Declare War, Reserve



            Week IV


President Polk, War Message, Reserve


Abraham Lincoln, Special Message to Congress, Reserve


House Resolution Accusing Polk, Reserve


Fisher, Presidential War Powers, Reserve


Gulf of Tonkin Resolution & Other Resolutions, Reserve


Orlando v. Laird, 443 F. 2d 1039 (2d Cir. 1971), Reserve


            Week V


Biden & Ritch, The Treaty Power, 137 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1529, Reserve


Block, Casey & Rivkin, The Senate & Treaty Interpretation, 137 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1481, Reserve


Chayes & Chayes, The Great Reinterpretation Caper, 99 Harv. L. Rev. 1956, Reserve


Sofaer, The ABM Treaty and the Strategic Defense Initiative, 99 Harv. L. Rev. 1972, Reserve


            Week VI


Bradley, The Treaty Power and American Federalism, Reserve


Flaherty, Are We to Be a Nation?, Reserve


Yoo, The New Sovereignty and the Old Constitution, Reserve


Yoo, Treaties and Public Lawmaking, Reserve


Vazquez, Treaties as Domestic Law, Reserve


            Week VII


Ackerman & Golove, Is NAFTA Constitutional?, Reserve


Tribe, Taking Text and Structure Seriously, Reserve


Vagts, The Exclusive Treaty Power Revisited, Reserve



                      Week IX


Barclay’s Bank, 512 U.S. 298 (1994), Reserve


Goldsmith, Federalism and Foreign Affairs, Reserve


National Foreign Trade Council v. Natsios, 181 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 1999),

                                    cert. granted, No. 99-474, 120 S. Ct. 525 (Nov. 29, 1999).



            Week X


Nagel, The Political Question Doctrine, Reserve


Yoo, Federal Courts as Weapons of Foreign Policy, Reserve



            Week XIII


Tel Oren v. Libyan Arab Republic, Reserve


Kadic v. Karadzic, 70 F.3d 232 (2d Cir. 1995), Reserve


            Week XIV


Bradley & Goldsmith, Customary Intl Law as Federal Common Law, Reserve


Koh, Is International Law Really State Law?, Reserve


Neuman, Sense and Nonsense about Customary Intl Law, Reserve