Monday, April 25, 2011
On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the case of U.S. v. Slough et al. (redacted decision) against four former Blackwater Worldwide employees accused of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of seventeen Iraqis in 2007. The lower court had dismissed the case because it found too much of the evidence to be tainted. The Court of Appeals disagreed with the lower court's analysis and remanded the case to the District Court for reconsideration of the specific evidence against each of the accused. Blackwater has ceased operations in Iraq and is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.