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White House Seeks to Curb Rights Cases From Abroad: U.S. Fears Effect On Diplomatic Ties

The Bush administration is pushing to limit the ability of foreign nationals to obtain judgments against despots and multinational corporations in U.S. courts, arguing that such lawsuits have become a threat to U.S. foreign policy and could undermine the war on terrorism...The intervention of the U.S. government raises the possibility that the issue will ultimately reach the Supreme Court. [refers to lawsuit against Unocal re Burma]

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