Constitutionality of Statute Governing Appointment of United States Trade Representative

Headnotes: 

19 U.S.C. § 2171(b)(3), which prohibits the appointment as United States Trade Representative of any person who has “represented, aided, or advised a foreign entity” in a trade negotiation or dispute with the United States, is an unconstitutional intrusion on the President’s appointment power and thus has no legal effect.

Updated July 9, 2014