act of state doctrine

Legal Definition of act of state doctrine

: a court-made doctrine barring U.S. courts from judging the validity of an official act of a foreign country committed within its own borders

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“Act of state doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/act%20of%20state%20doctrine. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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