Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The Court did not grant any new cases today. On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-88 D.C. Cir. Feb 28, 2012
Apr 18, 2012 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2011

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioners in this case.

Holding: As it is used in the Torture Victim Protection Act, the term “individual” encompasses only natural persons and therefore does not impose liability on organizations.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on April 18, 2012. Justice Scalia did not join the opinion as to Part III-B. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion.

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Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs for the Petitioners

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioners

Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party

Merits Briefs for Respondents

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondents

Certiorari-stage documents

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