Extraterritorial Congressional Oversight
21 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last revised: 14 Nov 2018
Date Written: February 17, 2018
Congress has myriad legitimate interests in oversight that transcend national boundaries and extend to U.S. interests all over the world. Such interests can even reach as far as a foreign sovereign’s stewardship of U.S. resources. Extraterritorial congressional oversight and investigations present a number of practical, legal, and diplomatic challenges. In this Article, I consider those challenges and offer some practical reforms Congress could undertake to enhance its ability to project its power of inquiry overseas.
Keywords: Congress, Congressional Oversight, Extraterritorial, Subpoena
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