September 27, 2012
Kiobel Rearguments and the Alien Tort Statute
The Supreme Court opens its new term by hearing rearguments in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a dispute involving torture, corporate malfeasance, and the ability of American courts to address international law violations far beyond U.S. borders. Stanford Law's Jenny Martinez discusses what's at stake and provides history into the Alien Tort Statute, a law dating back to the time of the country's founding.
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