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Made in the USA Foundation v. United States
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
56 F. Supp. 2d 1226 (1999)
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was negotiated by the president of the United States with representatives from Mexico and Canada to eliminate barriers to trade between the countries. The president negotiated NAFTA in accordance with the president’s powers to conduct foreign affairs. Congress, through its power to regulate foreign commerce, approved and implemented NAFTA by passing the Implementation Act. Made in the USA Foundation (plaintiff) brought suit claiming that NAFTA and the Implementation Act were unconstitutional because they were not passed pursuant to the Treaty Clause of the United States Constitution.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Propst, J.)
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