This Comment argues that when hearing a case involving a suspected terrorist who holds dual citizenship, a domestic court should first determine, as a threshold matter, the dominant and effective nationality of the accused. This determination is significant because a dominant foreign national can essentially be treated as a non-citizen, for the purposes of adjudication, and may not be entitled to the full rights and protections of domestic citizenship.
Abraham U. Kannof,
Dueling Nationalities: Dual Citizenship, Dominant and Effective Nationality, and the Case of Anwar al-Aulaqi,
Emory Int'l L. Rev.
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