Monthly Archives: January 2012

Could Kiobel become an election issue?

Personally, I don’t think anything this arcane could ever reach the public consciousnesses, but The View from LL2 says Kiobel may have an impact in November.  If SCOTUS holds that corporations are outside the purview of the jus cogens norms of … Continue reading

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Does the Military Commissions Act expand Alien Tort Statute Liability?

It might, says Samuel T. Morison of the Department of Defense (you may remember him from DoJ’s Pardon Office). The abstract: The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) provides a federal forum for aliens to seek tort damages for certain violations of … Continue reading

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New Article: “The Alien Tort Claims Act and Corporate Liability: A Threat to the United States’ International Relations”

Wow, that’s pretty strong wording for a title.  Let’s see if Theresa Adamski can back it up in the Fordham International Law Journal.  The abstract: An obscure sentence, penned by the first US Congress in 1789, has found its way … Continue reading

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Economic Analysis of Corporate Liability under ATCA/ATS

Alan O. Sykes of Stanford Law School has published a new paper. The title: “Corporate Liability for Extraterritorial Torts Under the Alien Tort Statute and Beyond: An Economic Analysis.” The Abstract: Litigation against corporate defendants under the Alien Tort Statute … Continue reading

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National Chamber of Commerce Weighs in on Sarei

The National Chamber Litigation Center, the legal arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has weighed in on Sarei and released its cert amicus.  Surprise of all surprises, here is what they think of the 9th Circuit opinion: In its … Continue reading

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