Supreme Court shields corporations from human rights suits

Mar 2012
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that victims of overseas atrocities can’t use a centuries-old law to sue foreign corporations for complicity, blunting what once was a favorite legal tool for human-rights advocates.

The 5-4 ruling, which divided the court along ideological lines, marks the second time in five years the high court has cut the reach of the 1789 Alien Tort Statute.

The latest ruling throws out a suit stemming from terrorist attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Victims and family members accused Jordan-based Arab Bank Plc of using its New York branch to distribute millions of dollars to terrorists and their families.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-supreme-court-shields-corporations-141610306.html
 

Devil505

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5 to 4 partyline votes are killing the SCOTUS.
Should require a super majority vote.
 
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Isn't that awesome....SCOTUS rules that corporations are people, but they aren't held to the same standards a person would be held to.
 
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Crusher

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Isn't that awesome....SCOTUS rules that corporations are people, but they aren't held to the same standards a person would be held to.
^^^ Can't disagree with this logic.

Citizens United was legally technically correct. But, practically, it's a disaster and Congress should create an Amendment to cut down that decision.
 
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