The Abraham D. Sofaer papers record his accomplishments as a legal adviser, a judge, a professor, and a writer. The most important
segment of this collection is his handling of the libel suit brought against
Time magazine by Ariel Sharon in 1984. He also deals with the international laws of warfare and the presidential war-making powers
in the United States. The legal interpretation of the 1972 Anti Ballistic Missile Treaty and its effects on development of
the Strategic Defense Initiative form a significant part of his legal proceedings. Materials include writings, reports, notes,
studies, correspondence, memoranda, legal records, and printed matter. They help focus on such cases as well as issues relating
to airline industry of the United States, water use law, and terrorism.
Boxes 36, 122, and 138-139 closed during the lifetime of Abraham D. Sofaer. The remainder of the collection is open for research;
materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.