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04 22 MBZ Amicus Brief of Anthony Weiner

04 22 MBZ Amicus Brief of Anthony Weiner

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Amicus Brief of Anthony Weiner
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No. 10-699
IN THE
upreme ourt of tlje i niteb tate
M. B. Z., by his parents and guardians
ARI ZIVOTOFSKY
et ux.,
Petitioner,
V.
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON, SECRETARY OF STATE,
Respondent.
On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the
United States
Court of
Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit
BRIEF OF CONGRESSMEMBER
ANTHONY WEINER AS
AMICU8 CURIAE
IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS M. B. Z., BY
HIS PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
ARI ZIVOTOFSKY
ET UX.
December 29, 2010
PAUL KUJAWSKY
LAW OFFICE OF PAUL
KUJAWSKY
5252 Corteen Place No. 35
Studio City CA 91607
818-389-5854
pkuj awsky@caappeals.com
Counsel of Record
for Amicus Curiae
WILSON-EPES PRINTING CO., INC. - (202) 789-0096 - WASHINGTON, D. C. 20002
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES ................................
ii
STATEMENT OF INTEREST ............................
1
STATEMENT ......................................................
1
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT .............................
2
ARGUMENT ........................................................
3
I. THIS COURT SHOULD CLARIFY THE
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CON-
GRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL
POWERS IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS ..........
3
A. The Constitutional Grant of Legisla-
tive Power to Congress Contains
No Textual Restriction To Domestic
Affairs. Congress Regulates Pass-
ports and Recognition of Foreign
Governments ........................................
6
B. The Constitution Contains No Tex-tual Commitment of Foreign Policy
to the Executive Branch ......................
11
II. USING A PRESIDENTIAL SIGNING
STATEMENTS AS A BACKDOOR VETO
IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL ......................
14
CONCLUSION ....................................................
18
(i)

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