Jesner v. Arab Bank: Court Tightens Lid on Alien Tort Statute

Cato at Liberty
April 24, 2018
Walter Olson

This morning in Jesner v. Arab Bank, the Supreme Court split 5-4 along conventional ideological lines to confirm that it is up to Congress, not the judiciary, to decide whether and when American courts should entertain international human rights cases against foreign defendants. It thus continues the course of its 2013 Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum case, about which I wrote here at the time…

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