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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Flamm v. American Association of University Women
Citation:566 U.S 189 (2012)
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A federal statute requires that Americans born in Jerusalem may elect to have “Israel” as their place of birth on their passports. The State of Department rejected to follow the statute because of its longstanding policy of not taking a position on the political status of Jerusalem. An American sued, invoking the statute. The Secretary of State argued that the courts have no authority to decide the case because it involves a political question.
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