PETITIONER: Barry Goldwater et al.
James Earl Carter, President of the United States, et al.
DOCKET NO.: 79-856
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
CITATION: 444 US 996 (1979)
DECIDED: Dec 13, 1979
Facts of the case
President Jimmy Carter acted without congressional approval in ending a defense treaty with Taiwan.
Did Congress have a constitutional role to play in the termination of the treaty?