The states can reject the iran deal

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The Obama administration has sent the Iran nuclear deal to Congress for a 60-day review provided by the Corker bill. However, President Barack Obama has pre-empted Congress by going to the UN Security Council first, which has already voted to end international sanctions and accept the deal. Furthermore, even if Congress rejects the deal, it will struggle to muster a two-thirds majority to override the president’s veto.

    There is one effective way, however, that the Iran deal can be rejected: states and local governments can refuse to comply with it.

    That may come as a surprise. States and local governments do not play much of a role in foreign policy. However, they cannot be forced to implement an international treaty or agreement that is not self-executing–i.e. one whose implementation requires new congressional laws.

    Thanks to the victory at the Supreme Court by then-Texas Solicitor General Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96%
    in Medellín v. Texas (2008), it is a settled principle in constitutional law that states cannot be forced to comply with international treaties unless Congress has passed statutes giving them effect.

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  2. Zaac

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    I don't think it will happen. Too much interstate commerce taking place by the multinationals and the multistate companies. They've got too much to lose.They would pressure the members of Congress into supporting it for fear of boycotts and worse by other states.
     
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    Interesting, but Obama is already in violation of the Corker bill with secret agreements bypassing congress.

    Let's see how that turns out.
     

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