7 San Diego Int'l L.J. 491 (2005-2006)
Circumventing the Supremacy Clause - Understanding the Constitutional Implications of the United States' Treatment of Treaty Obligations through an Analysis of the New York Convention

handle is hein.journals/sdintl7 and id is 497 raw text is: Circumventing the Supremacy Clause?
Understanding the Constitutional
Implications of the United States'
Treatment of Treaty Obligations
Through an Analysis of the
New York Convention*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IN TRODU CTION  .................................................................................................. 492
A.   The Critical Role of International Agreements in
Furthering  International Relations .......................................................... 492
B.   The Critical Role ofArbitration in Furthering
International Commercial Relations ........................................................ 493
C.   United States Protectionist Policies Challenge
the Promotion of International Commercial Relationships ..................... 494
D.   Understanding  the New  York Convention ................................................ 495
II.    THE UNITED STATES AND  TREATY OBLIGATIONS ............................................... 499
A.   Trend of U.S. Treatment of Treaties: From the
Charming Betsy Doctrine to the Head Money
Cases- And  Back  Again?  ........................................................................ 499
B.   United States Treaty Obligations in Modern Times:
Increasing Willingness to Violate International Agreements ................... 502
Ill.   THE  NEW  YORK  CONVENTION  ........................................................................... 506
A.   Article V. The Force Behind Uniform Enforcement
of A rbitral A w ards  ................................................................................... 506
B.   The Federal Arbitration Act: Article V11s Vehicle
for Importing Domestic Law Into International Disputes ........................ 508
*   J.D. candidate 2006, University of San Diego School of Law; B.B.A. 2003,
University of Michigan.

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