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Supreme Court to hear arguments tomorrow on whether the Alien Tort Statute applies to violations abroad

As noted in a previous post, last March, the Supreme Court ordered the reargument of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Esther Kiobel is pictured above, center). That reargument will take place tomorrow, the first day of the Court’s new Term. At issue, of course, is the status of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), 28 USC ยง 1350, first incorporated in …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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