The Iranian crisis created a laboratory in which to examine theforeign affairspowers of the branches of the United States government. In this Arti- cle, Mr. McGreevey begins his analysis with a study of the litigation waged by Chase Manhattan Bank and other American parties for control of Ira- nian assets. Foreign sovereign immunity from pre-udgmaent attachment is an important issue in this litigation, and is treated in Part I Part III exam- ines the posture of the executive during the pendency of the assets litigation. The Article concludes with a discussion of the foreign affairs powers of the President in light of the agreement that was reached between Iran and the United States on January 19, 1981.
Robert M. McGreevey,
The Iranian Crisis and U.S. Law,
Nw. J. Int'l L. & Bus.