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United States v. Dhafir
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
461 F.3d 211 (2006)
The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) delegates certain powers to the executive branch from Congress in times of national emergency. Under the IEEPA, the president may regulate financial transactions with foreign countries or foreign nationals during a declared security crisis. Violations of regulations created under the IEEPA carry criminal penalties. President George H. W. Bush enacted executive orders under IEEPA authority that restricted financial transactions into Iraq and Kuwait following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Osameh Al Wahaidy (defendant) pleaded guilty to transferring money into Iraq in violation of these executive orders but preserved his right to challenge the constitutional status of the IEEPA’s grant of such authority.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Jacobs, J.)
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