Goldwater v. Carter

PETITIONER:Barry Goldwater et al.
RESPONDENT:James Earl Carter, President of the United States, et al.
LOCATION:White House

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?

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