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Zivotofsky v. Kerry

Docket No.: 13-628
Certiorari Granted: Apr 21 2014
Argued: November 3, 2014
Decided: June 8, 2015

Topics:

Article I, Commerce Clause, Constitutional Law, Executive Power, Fourteenth Amendment, Necessary and Proper, Vesting Clause, immigration, murder, separation of powers, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky v. John Kerry, Secretary of State
Petitioner: Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky
Respondent: John Kerry, Secretary of State

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 725 F.3d 197
Supreme Court Docket

Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, By His Parents and Guardians, Ari Z. and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky
v.
John Kerry, Secretary of State
Question Presented:

Whether a federal statute that directs the Secretary of State, on request, to record the birthplace of an American citizen born in Jerusalem as born in "Israel" on a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and on a United States passport is unconstitutional on the ground that the statute "impermissibly infringes on the President's exercise of the recognition power reposing exclusively in him."

Zivotofsky v. Kerry
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 3, 2014

Listen to Oral Argument in Zivotofsky v. Kerry
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
Concurring: Breyer,Thomas
Dissenting: Thomas,Roberts,Alito,Scalia
Opinion By:
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