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Doom and gloom for Alien Tort Claims Act plaintiffs?

Things aren’t looking good for human rights lawyers seeking to use ATS/ATCS, according to Michael D. Goldhaber at the AmLaw Daily: Could anything be worse for alien tort claimants than arguing before a hostile Supreme Court on corporate liability, as … Continue reading

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Manhattan Institute podcast on Kiobel

Via Point of Law: To gain a better understanding of the Court’s action, we invited Penny Venetis (amicus brief), clinical professor of law and co-director of the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law in Newark, and Andrew Grossman … Continue reading

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Def Comity Jam

From Lawfare: The Governments of Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands have filed amicus briefs in support of Shell Oil in the Kiobel case, in which the Supreme Court will decide whether corporations may be held liable under the … Continue reading

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Cato files “originalist” Kiobel brief

Surprise of all surprises, the Cato Institute filed a brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum!  And it came out in favor of … wait for it … not extending jurisdiction to corporations! Ilya Somin summarizes: The Supreme Court made … Continue reading

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Will DoJ get involved in Kiobel?

Lawrence Hurley of Greenwire raises some good questions about the Obama Administration’s position with regards to Kiobel: “Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, the administration’s top legal advocate, would be expected to weigh in on Kiobel, according to three former attorneys who … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback: Sarei v. Rio Tinto revived by 9th Circuit

Mining company Rio Tinto can be sued for genocide and war crimes allegedly committed in Papua New Guinea under the Alien Tort Statute, a split 9th Circuit said in an opinion released yesterday. (opinion in PDF) The case, Sarei v. … Continue reading

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New article on Kiobel

In the new edition of Accountability, the newsletter of the American Society of International Law, Alka Pradhan (with whom I went to college) has an article on Kiobel, arguing in favor of corporate liability under ATCA/ATS.  It’s a good summary … Continue reading

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