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Trade Agreements and State Governments: Continuing Threats to Sovereignty?

This audio file was recorded on June 7, 2012.

Thomas Barnico, Boston College Law School

NAFTA, GATT, and the more recent international trade agreements all subject state laws to new forms of litigation under legal standards not imposed by the United States Constitution. What threats do these agreements pose to sovereign regulatory and other interests of the states, and what protections should the states propose to defend their interests?

http://sftp.vermontlaw.edu/HotTopics/ThomasBarnico_Jun07_2012.mp3

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