Judicious Influence: Non-Self-Executing Treaties and the Charming Betsy Canon
120 Yale L.J. 1784 (2011).
Despite their seeming impotency, non-self-executing treaties play an important role in domestic jurisprudence. When a statute permits more than one construction, judges have a number of interpretive tools at their disposal. One of these is the Charming Betsy canon, which…