Joy Beane


Part I of this Note will discuss briefly the history of the Passport Act and of travel control statutes with an emphasis on the changing nature and purpose of passports. That section will also review a significant case, decided in 1955 in which the power of the Secretary to deny a passport was challenged. Part II will examine the rationale underlying the Kent v. Dulles decision. Finally, Part III will focus on the Supreme Court's treatment of the issues presented in Haig v. Agee and will explore the effects of the Court's decision on first and fifth amendment rights.