The judiciary power of every government looks beyond its own local or municipal laws, and in civil cases lays hold of all subjects of litigation between parties within its jurisdiction, though the causes of dispute are relative to the laws of the most distant part of the globe. Those of Japan, not less than of New York, may furnish the objects of legal discussion to our courts.
Federalist No. 82 (Alexander Hamilton)
Foreign law and the nature of the judiciary power, according to Federalist No. 82
February 1, 2012 by Kevin C. Walsh