THE LAW: Chance to Go Forward

Through Washington this week spanged the opening shots of a battle over whether or not the U.S. will work wholeheartedly to help develop a world rule of law. The battleground was the 83rd annual meeting of the American Bar Association. Drawn up on one side were the forces that want the U.S. to lead in establishing a workable system of international law, on the other a determined rear guard, that is ready to fight tooth-and-nail to halt a necessary practical step. Point at issue is the so-called Connally Reservation, by which the U.S. reserves the right to label any...

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