American International Law Cases, Fourth Series
American International Law Cases is an annual case law reporter that provides the full text of U.S. court opinions involving international law issues. The courts covered include all U.S. federal district courts, federal appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Tax Court, and state courts that have decided notable cases. The series covers topics such as personal jurisdiction over foreign defendants, deportation procedure, and double taxation. Recent editions have also focused on topics such as the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Forum Non Conveniens, family law, the National Security Exception (to deportation eligibility), and Terrorism, particularly the detention of terrorist suspects. Among the cases of particular interest in the 2010 edition are several Supreme Court decisions that examined international law issues. Topics covered in these cases included the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, financial support for terrorism, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act, the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and the extraterritorial application of U.S. securities law.
The Supreme Court cases included were Samantar v. Yousuf, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., Abbott v. Abbott, and Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. Each edition of AILC also includes an introductory editor's note that both reviews the major developments in international law for the given year and explains to readers how to use the volumes, and a subject index to allow for targeted research. This year's edition contains 10 volumes with almost 300 cases.