act of state doctrine


act of state doctrine
The judicially created act of state doctrine precludes the courts of this country from inquiring into the validity of governmental acts of a recognized foreign sovereign committed within its own territory. Banco Nacional de Cuba v. Sabbatino, 376 U.S. 398, 84 S.Ct. 923, 11 L.Ed.2d 804; Ricaud v. American Metal Co., 246 U.S. 304, 38 S.Ct. 312, 62 L.Ed. 733; Oetjen v. Central Leather Co., 246 U.S. 297, 38 S.Ct. 309, 62 L.Ed. 726; F. Palicio y Compania, S. A. v. Brush, 256 F.Supp. 481 affd, 375 F.2d 1011 (2d Cir.), cert, denied, 389 U.S. 830, 88 S.Ct. 95, 19 L.Ed.2d 88

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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