Six months after the Supreme Court ruling in Jesner v. Arab Bank, how has the decision affected lower courts' interpretation of the Alien Tort Statute?
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All you need to know from the majority, plurality, concurring, and dissenting opinions in the landmark Alien Tort Statute case.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued the following opinion in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which held that foreign corporations cannot be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute.//-->
Jesner v. Arab Bank: The Supreme Court Should Not Miss the Opportunity to Clarify the “Touch and Concern” Test
Jesner v. Arab Bank, a case concerning the Alien Tort Statute in which the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Wednesday, will give the court a chance to clarify the cryptic "touch and concern" standard.
The D.C. Circuit's recent ruling that the political question doctrine bars the adjudication of claims regarding a 2012 U.S. drone strike in Yemen improperly refuses to adjudicate a claim duly enacted by Congress under the Torture Victim Protection Act.
An overview of the proceedings to date. Trial is slated for June.
At a time of heightened concern over a new wave of terrorism financing threats, the decade-long Arab Bank terrorism financing litigation took another turn this week when the Second Circuit denied several thousand terrorism victims the right to pursue claims against the Jordan-based Arab Bank PLC in U.S. federal court.