Constitution Check: Will the Courts Block the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an attempt in a federal district court to allow the Senate to approve the Iran nuclear deal as a treaty, and not an executive agreement.

THE STATEMENT AT ISSUE:

This lawsuit is “a request for a declaratory judgment as to the unconstitutionality of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015, violations of the U.S. Constitution, and specific performance….A judicial ruling construing the U.S. Constitution and its treaty-ratifying process may inform the Congress…to swiftly repeal that Act and enact legislation conforming with the U.S. Constitution, and not in violation of it.” [read full article here]