A federal appeals court has declared unconstitutional the federal law that allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to identify "Israel" as their place of birth on a U.S. passport. Ruling for the U.S. Justice Department, a unanimous D.C. Circuit panel said the law impermissibly interferes with the president's authority to recognize foreign sovereigns. The United States does not recognize any country as having control of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Passport Law Invades Executive Turf, Says D.C. Circuit
The National Law Journal
July 26, 2013