Friday, October 29, 2010
WLF comment on the Alien Tort Statute
The right-wing think tank the Washington Legal Foundation has posted a comment on the Order of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sending the Rio Tinto case to mediation - about which I wrote yesterday (here). Nor surprisingly, it sides with the dissenting judge in questioning the application of the statute and argues the court should have followed the Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit approach to eliminate plaintiffs' rights under the statute. You can read the WLF's comment here.