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79 Harv. L. Rec. 1 (1984)

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VOL. 79, NO. 1                 SEPTEMBER 21, 1984                      25 CENTS

Chayes Readies
By Miguel Rodriguez
On April 11, 1984, the Sandinista
government of Nicaragua filed suit
against the United States in the
International Court of Justice. On
behalf of Nicaragua, Professor
Abram Chayes '49 seeks a World
Court declaration requesting that
the CIA's so-called covert action
against the Sandinistas cease. The
U.S., however, has refused to con-
sent to the World Court's jurisdic-
tion over this controversy.
The Sandinista regime came to
power in Nicaragua in July of 1979
after overthrowing the American-
backed Somoza government. The
current U.S. administration is op-
posed to the Sandinista regime,
emphasizing the Sandinista's close
relations with Cuba and the Soviet
In December of 1981, U.S. Pres-
ident Reagan issued a presidential
finding authorizing U.S. involv-
ment in Nicaragua. As a result,
contras, CIA backed paramilitary
forces, were formed in order to in-
tercept alleged arms traffic from
Nicaragua to Salvadoran guerillas
and to strike Cuban and Soviet
supported military installations
operating within the Nicaraguan
Nicaragua contends that the ob-
ject of U.S. activity is to overthrow
the current government of Nica-
ragua. In particular, their complaint
before the World Court alleges that
the current U.S. administration has
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Teresa 511ier
Professor Abram Chayes is preparing for another argument before the
World Court.
Prof. Surrey Dies at 71

By Michael Malamut
Stanley Sterling Surrey, Jere-
miah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law,
Emeritus, died of heart failure on
August 27, 1984. Professor Surrey
was distinguished as a leading
scholar in the field of taxation law.
Born October 3,1910 in New York

I      Stanley S. Surrey

City, Surrey received his under-
graduate education at City College
of New York, from which he was
graduated magna cum laude in
1929. Surrey earned his LL.B. from
Columbia Law School in 1932. At
Columbia he was a Kent Scholar
and managing editor of the Colum-
bia Law Review.
After working briefly with the
New York firm of Proskauer, Rose
and Paskus, Surrey began his long
career in government service in
1933, spending two years as a lawyer
for the National Industrial Recovery
Association. He then served as a
lawyer at the National Labor Re-
lations Board until 1937. He was
tax legislative counsel with the
Treasury Department from 1937-
47, interrupted by two years service
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