As expected, the Supreme Court unanimously held in Sachs v. OBB Personenverkehr that OBB, a railroad owned by the Austrian government, was immune under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Ingrid Wuerth is a Professor at Vanderbilt Law School. She is a leading scholar of foreign affairs and international law in domestic courts, whose broad intellectual interests also include the German Constitution, comparative constitutional law, and methodology. She has written extensively on these topics, including articles published in the Chicago, Michigan, Northwestern and Notre Dame law reviews, the Harvard, Melbourne, Vanderbilt and Virginia journals of international law, and the American Journal of International Law. Professor Wuerth joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2007, was appointed director of Vanderbilt’s International Legal Studies Program in fall 2009, and has won several teaching awards. After law school, she clerked for Judge Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for Judge Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced at Dechert in Philadelphia. She is on academic leave this semester and is living in Berlin, Germany.
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Supreme Court Oral Argument in OBB Personenverkehr v. Sachs, a Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Case
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