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Supreme Court to weigh ending foreigners’ ability to sue over rights abuses abroad

• Washington Post

The Supreme Court said Monday that it will consider whether American courts can hear lawsuits alleging human rights atrocities that were committed overseas without a direct U.S. connection.

The court took the rare move of delaying a decision in a case heard last week about whether a 1789 law — the Alien Tort Statute — allows corporations to be held liable for human rights abuses committed abroad in which they might have been complicit.

 

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