Jack Goldsmith

Lawfare: An Opportunity for Congress to Improve Transparency of the Executive’s International Agreements

April 21, 2021

The Presidential Reform Project’s Jack Goldsmith contributed an article to Lawfare on international agreements and executive transparency:

It is still too early to know whether these ambitious transparency provisions will all make it into law. But Congress’s willingness to consider meaningful reform is an important development. During the nearly 50-year history of the Case Act, Congress has amended the statute a number of times to address failures in the transparency regime for executive agreements, but these efforts have always been too modest to make much of a difference. The more ambitious approach reflected in this proposed legislation is long overdue.

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