In a recent decision the United States Supreme Court was called upon to decide whether state law or federal common law should be used to determine the rights of third party beneficiaries of a government contract. The author analyzes the competing policies and suggests that since the rights or duties of the United States were not at issue the Court correctly applied state law.
Gerald J. Hayes,
Government Contracts: Third Party Beneficiaries and the Expanding Body of Federal Common Law,
31 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol31/iss5/6