Gone with the Wind III: Ralls’ Historic Appeal and Lessons for Foreign Investors

September 01, 2014

An unexpected July 2014 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit pertaining to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) merits consideration by both foreign investors and the U.S. national security community. Reversing a decision of the District Court below, the Circuit Court found that CFIUS and the President denied Ralls Corporation (Ralls), a foreign investor, its constitutionally protected due process rights in connection with requiring Ralls to divest acquired property on national security grounds.

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