March 03, 2005
No suit on spy contract, says Court
In a 9-0 opinion (with a concurrence by Stevens and Ginsburg and a concurrence by Scalia disagreeing with Stevens's concurrence--do these folks have too much time on their hands?) the Chief Justice holds that the prior Civil War-era decision in Totten v. United States bars suits by spies claiming breach of contract when the government reneges.
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