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The Responsibilities of the United States, Internationally, for Acts of the States, 5 Yale Law Journal 161 (1896)


Should one of our States, by its act or default, offend either a sister State or a foreign power, and a definite legal obligation be thereby created, a remedy is offered by the Constitution and laws of the United States, through an ordinary civil action. The offended power may sue the offending power in the Supreme Court of the United States, and justice may be enforced through the process of that tribunal, in precisely the same manner as if the defendant were a private individual.

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