General Note on the Blocking of Persons and Property Pending Investigation

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General Note on the Blocking of Persons and Property Pending Investigation

(I) Background:

50 U.S.C. 1702(a)(1)(B) provides as follows:

“At the times and to the extent specified in [50 U.S.C. 1702(a)(1)], the President may, under such regulations as he may prescribe, by means of instructions, licenses, or otherwise--investigate, block during the pendency of an investigation, regulate, direct and compel, nullify, void, prevent or prohibit, any acquisition, holding, withholding, use, transfer, withdrawal, transportation, importation or exportation of, or dealing in, or exercising any right, power, or privilege with respect to, or transactions involving, any property in which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States[].” (Emphasis added). The FNKDA contains a similar provision (see...