• 'America First': Section 337 as the Ultimate Border Wall?
  • May 8, 2017 | Author: Patrick J. McCarthy
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Washington Office
  • On Jan. 20, as the world watched, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th U.S. president. As the world's newest political orator, from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, President Trump proudly announced his "America First" policy. Speaking to "every city," "every foreign capital," and "every hall of power," he declared, "from this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward it's going to be only America first-America first."

    Still within the president's first 100 days, it is unclear what type of effect the "America First" strategy will have on civil litigation in the United States. However, given the significant focus on America's borders by the new administration and the media, additional litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC) may result due to the ITC's border-specific remedies.