The Yale Law Journal

Jack Goldsmith


Sovereign Difference and Sovereign Deference on the Internet

Jack Goldsmith

This Response to Andrew Woods makes two points. First, it shows why the “fragmentation” charge frequently levied against sovereignty-based approaches to internet governance is misplaced. Second, it questions the efficacy of Woods’s normative theory of judicial comity.


The President's Completion Power

Jack Goldsmith & John F. Manning

115 Yale L.J. 2280 (2006)

This Essay identifies and analyzes the President's completion power: the President's authority to prescribe incidental details needed to carry into execution a legislative scheme, even in the absence of congressional authorization to complete that scheme. The Essay shows tha…