Monday, March 5, 2012

SCOTUS Order for Supplemental Briefing and Reargument in Kiobel

Today the Supreme Court ordered that Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum be reargued, and that the parties submit supplemental briefs on the following issue:

“Whether and under what circumstances the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, allows courts to recognize a cause of action for violations of the law of nations occurring within the territory of a sovereign other than the United States.”

More coverage at SCOTUSblog.

(Hat Tip: Sarah Cleveland)


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