Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Rendition Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (click here for the link to the opinion) on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Syrian-born Canadian man (Maher Arar) who had accused the United States of violating the law and his civil rights after he was detained at Kennedy Airport and sent to Syria under what he claims was an act of “extraordinary rendition.”  Judge Mclaughlin, joined by Judge Cabranes, wrote for the majority.  Judge Robert D. Sack dissented and stated that “Arar was, in effect, abducted while attempting to transit at J.F.K. Airport."

For the N.Y. Times story on the opinion, click here.



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