The increase in the quantity of litigation involving issues of international law in the federal and state courts and before administrative bodies has been very great. This has been a consequence of many varied factors-increased foreign expropriations of U.S. owned foreign property; greater foreign direct investments in the United States. With the advent of investment liberalization in Japan, the expansion of the European Common Market, and the trade expansion by the United States with both the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, an increase in litigation involving international law issues in the courts and the administrative agencies in the United States is inevitable.1
Malawer, Stuart S.
"Maryland and Supreme Court Treaty Interpretation: Paradox and Dilemma,"
University of Baltimore Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
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