Re: Guest Post - Meanwhile, in the Rules-Based International Order

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I just noticed that blockquote says "meditations" instead of "mediations". Funny. Or maybe UNCLOS is super-spiritual.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 7:06 AM
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Can't wait for Trump to withdraw the US from this treaty along with NATO, SEATO, and the WTO but he's long been known for his trenchant critique of Grotius since his Wharton days.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 7:27 AM
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Like so many things, the US observes the treaty but isn't party to it.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 7:44 AM
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4 Like so many things, just another way Trump is more of the latest and most extreme point of a long-term US trend rather than an outlier.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 7:54 AM
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4: Well put.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 8:12 AM
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Related: earlier this year the WH floated to Congress a bill that would make him ultimate overlord of all things tariff, and effectively abrogate the major treaties.

OTPRMegan has written some interesting things about the new Chinese and Indian nut tariffs likely hitting Central Valley growers pretty hard, since their expansions bank heavily on the growth of demand there. I texted someone who knows Trumpy farmers there, and he reported they're aware but basically crossing their fingers and hoping it comes to nothing, citing his erraticism.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 8:27 AM
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6.1 would entail a major usurpation of Congressional powers, no?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 8:54 AM
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Yes, but if they vote it away, it's not really usurping, but surrendering.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 8:58 AM
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Wouldn't it be unconstitutional though?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 9:00 AM
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The Fair Trade and Reciprocal Tariff Act. It stinks.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 9:03 AM
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9 Maybe along the lines of the War Powers Act that surrendered some aspects of Congressional power over acts/declarations of war which the Constitution gives to Congress exclusively.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 9:05 AM
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9: No.


Posted by: Justice Gorsuch + his yet unnamed clone | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 9:25 AM
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Meanwhile, the bugging.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 07- 2-18 11:13 AM
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2: There's probably a tweet where he calls Grotius "grody".


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 07- 3-18 8:25 AM
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