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)
LOWER COURT:

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.

Question

Did Congress have a constitutional role to play in the termination of the treaty?

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