Research guides

Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States

Annotations

The Restatement of the Law, Fourth: Foreign Relations Law of the United States was published in 2018. The fourth series is only a partial revision of the third series.

The Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States was published in 1987. Select case citation sources to the third series of Foreign Relations Law may include case citations from the second series of the Restatement of Foreign Relations Law.

The Restatement, [Second] Foreign Relations Law of the United States was published in 1965. The Restatements for the Foreign Relations Law of the United States began with the second series. Select case citation sources may include case citations to the second series of the Restatement of Foreign Relations Law with the third series of Foreign Relations Law.

See below for more information on finding case annotations to all three series of the Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

Understanding Restatement Annotations

Compiled case annotations to the Restatements can be useful tools to determine how a Restatement provision has been applied by a particular court. These annotations are available in print, on the member database HeinOnline, and on the library's Westlaw computers.

In print, case annotations can be found in pocket parts, cumulative supplements, appendices, and interim case citation pamphlets. Pocket parts are published annually and placed in the back inside "pocket" of the Restatement. Pocket parts include annotations that have cited the provisions found in that volume. Corrections to the Restatement volume are also found in the pocket part. When a pocket part has grown too large to fit in the pocket of the book, a softbound cumulative supplement is published instead. When the annotations become extensive, they are transferred to a hardbound Appendix volume. Not all Restatements have appendix volumes, and some have multiple appendix volumes. Interim case citation pamphlets are published twice a year and contain new case summaries and citations for all Restatements and Principles of the Law. For more information on case citations, see ALI's Frequently Asked Questions page.

On HeinOnline, these annotations can be found under the Restatement subject in files named Case Citations, Cumulative Annual Pocket Part, and Appendix. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after a Cumulative Annual Pocket Part or Appendix.

On Westlaw, case annotations follow the text of the Restatement section. Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Restatement section. In addition, KeyCiting the Restatement section by using the Citing References tab may lead to additional case citations as well as other types of documents. When applicable, these may include trial court orders, administrative decisions and guidance, other secondary sources, appellate court documents, trial court documents, and more.

Member Databases

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes access to the Restatement annotations. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. HeinOnline is also available in the library.

Restatement, Fourth, Foreign Relations Law of the United States

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Foreign Relations Law of the United States > Restatement, Fourth, Foreign Relations Law of the United States
        • Annotations are found in the Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files.

Restatement, Third, Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Revised)

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Foreign Relations Law of the United States > Restatement, Third, Foreign Relations Law of the United States (Revised)
        • Annotations are found in the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part and Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Parts.
        • The 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part also includes case citations through June 2014 to second series of Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

Restatement, [Second] Foreign Relations Law of the United States

        • Once in HeinOnline, select American Law Institute Library > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Foreign Relations Law of the United States > Restatement, Second, Foreign Relations Law of the United States
        • Annotations are found in the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part and Case Citations files. The Case Citations files are not cumulative. To be thorough, researchers should check all Case Citations files dated after the 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Parts.
        • The 2015 Cumulative Annual Pocket Part also includes case citations through June 2014 to third series of Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

Onsite Westlaw

Westlaw, available on the library's Westlaw computers, includes annotations to the Restatements of the Law. Case annotations follow the text of the Restatement section. Westlaw indicates the currency of these annotations in the update information found above the Restatement section. In addition, KeyCiting the Restatement section by using the Citing References tab may lead to additional case citations as well as other types of documents. When applicable, these may include trial court orders, administrative decisions and guidance, other secondary sources, appellate court documents, trial court documents, and more.

        • Once in Westlaw, from the Content types tab, select Secondary Sources > Restatements & Principles of the Law > Restatement of the Law, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States

Print

In print, case annotations to the Restatements can be found in the annual pocket parts located in the back inside "pocket" of each volume. Depending on the date of pocket part, additional case citations may be available in the most recent Interim Case Citations to the Restatements of the Law. When the annotations become extensive, they may also be found in softbound cumulative supplements or hardbound Appendix volumes.

Restatement of the Law, Fourth, The Foreign Relations of the United States: Selected Topics in Treaties, Jurisdiction, and Sovereign Immunity
(KF395.A2 F678 2018)

Restatement of the Law, Third: The Foreign Relations Law of the United States
(KF4581 A512 1987)

Restatement of the Law, Second: Foreign Relations Law of the United States
(KF4581 A512 1965)