Justices take Israel passport case

Suit involves law linking Jerusalem to the Jewish state

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether Congress has the ability to require the State Department to treat Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in U.S. passports, in a case that touches on generations of conflict in the Middle East, as well as the dueling roles of Congress and the president in the conduct of foreign affairs.

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