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15 Oct 2013

Author:
Lyle Denniston, Scotusblog

Argument recap: Trying to salvage a lost cause

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The case of DaimlerAG v. Bauman (docket 11-965) is the latest case to reach the Justices on the authority of U.S. courts to rule on claims of human rights violations overseas against foreign nationals. The most that the lawyer arguing for those who sued the German automaker Daimler in federal court in California might get, it seemed, was that the case might be sent back to a lower court for further review. If not that, the case may just end in the Supreme Court, with very little if anything left of it.