As students of international law know, there has been a long standing dispute between the United Kingdom and the United States over the doctrines of jurisdiction and sovereignty in the practice of international law. In two parts our nations do not quarrel. First, we agree that every nation has the right to exercise jurisdiction over its nationals and over non-nationals within its territory. Second, we agree that every nation has the right to exercise personal jurisdiction over its nationals residing abroad.
David Lord Hacking,
The Increasing Extraterritorial Impact of U.S. Laws: A Cause for Concern Amongst Friends of America,
Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus.