To understand whether Conoco has also broadened the jurisdictional boundaries of Section 1581(i), this Article first discusses the Federal Circuit decision in Conoco. It then briefly reviews a sampling of case law on Section 1581(i) prior to Conoco. This Article concludes that Conoco has not broadened the jurisdiction of the CIT, but rather it has directed courts to give effect to Congress' intent to centralize adjudication of international trade disputes in the CIT. Finally, this Article analyzes several fact patterns, including facts from cases decided prior to Conoco, to determine whether the CIT would have jurisdiction under Section 1581(i) in light of Conoco.
Lynn S. Baker and Michael E. Roll,
Securing Judicial Review in the United States Court of International Trade: Has Conoco, Inc. v. United States Broadened the Jurisdictional Boundaries? ,
18 Fordham Int'l L.J. 726
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