M.B.Z. v. Clinton
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 7, 2011
|Mar 26, 2012||8-1||Roberts||OT 2011|
Holding: The political question doctrine does not bar courts from deciding whether § 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which permits U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to request that their passports state “Israel” as their place of birth, impermissibly intrudes on the President’s powers under the Constitution.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on March 26, 2012. Justice Sotomayor filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Breyer joined as to Part I. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion.
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Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for the Petitioner
- Brief for Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, by his parents and guardian, Ari Z and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky
- Reply brief for Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, by his parents and guardian, Ari Z and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner
- Brief for the Anti-Defamation League et al.
- Brief for the Lawfare Project
- Brief for the Members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives
- Brief for the Zionist Organization of America
- Brief for the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent