Many international treaties the United States has signed in the last few decades are sitting unratified
because administrations know they can't get the two-thirds majority in the Senate required for ratification.
The obliging secretary of state nonetheless determined, and the Radical Congress agreed, that the unratified
14th Amendment was now part of the Constitution.
The lengthy -- and growing -- list of major international conventions left unratified
by the U.S.
The infamous Mutual Logistics and Support Agreement, unratified
up to now, must also be terminated soonest.
ability to monitor the two unratified
treaties and late in his term started negotiations on new verification protocols.
Richardson, the plurality looked to congressional interpretations of the Equal Protection Clause under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and, finally, the passed (but unratified
) Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), as significant interpretations of a "coequal branch." (150) Further, the plurality failed to secure the one additional vote it needed for a majority because Justice Powell preferred to defer to Congress and the People by waiting for the ERA's ratification.
American Indian claims stem from the federal government's conduct in the writings and implementation of the ratified and unratified
treaties, Indian tribes alleged that the land was ceded at "unconscionably" low prices or that after cession the articles of the treaty were not adhered to by the government.
The existence of "unratified
treaty amendments" has a similar effect.
When we stopped nuclear weapons testing in respect of the unratified
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, we retained the ability to conduct a test for two basic purposes: to fix a problem with a nuclear weapon, or to detonate a nuclear weapon at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) as a flexible deterrent option (1) (FDO) to show resolve.
Speaking after an informal EU heads of government summit, Putin stressed an agreement would not involve Russia accepting the terms of the unratified
1991 multilateral Energy Charter Treaty, agreed by Boris Yeltsin in 1991, and involving EU firms breaking Gazprom's monopoly on Russian and Central Asian gas supplies and accessing Russia energy networks.
Holding the United States to an unratified
treaty is about as clear a contradiction of constitutional text as one can imagine.
The Court prefers to treat this unratified
convention as evidence of global--in the sense of universal--views on juvenile capital punishment to which the United States should, and the Court will ensure that it does, pay heed.