66 Vand. L. Rev. 723 (2013)
Foreign Affairs Federalism: A Revisionist Approach

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VOLUME 66                       APRIL 2013                    NUMBER 3
Foreign Affairs Federalism:
A Revisionist Approach
Daniel Abebe and Aziz Z. Huq*
INTRODUCTION.......................................... 724
I.      FEDERALISM AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN THE
ZONE  OF  TW ILIGHT  ......................................................... 732
A.      Defining the Domain of Inquiry ............................. 732
B.      Oscillating Positions in Federal
Im m igration  Law  ................................................... 734
C.     Conflicts in Economic Regulation........................... 736
D.      The Vienna Convention and Capital
P unishm  ent............................................................ 739
II.     FOREIGN AFFAIRS FEDERALISM DILEMMAS: A CRITIQUE
OF THE EXISTING SOLUTIONS...................... 742
A.      Formalist Approaches       ................       ...... 743
B.     Functionalist Approaches....................... 749
1.     The No-Presumption Presumption ........... 750
2.     The (Faux) Political Safeguards of
Federalism       .......................    ..... 757
III.   THE CASE FOR DECENTRALIZING FOREIGN AFFAIRS
FEDERALISM.          .................................     ..... 760
*   Assistant Professors of Law, University of Chicago Law School. We are grateful to Tom
Ginsburg, Alison LaCroix, Jonathan Masur, and Eric Posner for helpful comments. We also owe
many thanks to Lee Deppermann and Heather Niemetchskek for their fine research assistance,
and to Adele El-Khouri, Deanna Leigh Foster, and their colleagues at the VANDERBILT LAW
REVIEW for their excellent editing. Professor Huq is pleased to acknowledge the support of the
Frank Cicero, Jr. Faculty Fund. Professor Abebe appreciates the support of the George J. Phocas
Fund. All errors are the authors' alone.

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