Monthly Archives: November 2011

Federal Jurisdiction Over Claims of Corporate Liability Under International Law

The Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) creates federal jurisdiction over “any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.” Although enacted as part of the … Continue reading

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The Libya Intervention: Legality and Lessons (Part III)

In my last two posts (here and here), I discussed some of the legal and practical issues raised by the U.S. intervention in Libya, including the issue of whether the Obama Administration violated the War Powers Resolution by declining to seek … Continue reading

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