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Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority

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11-88 D.C. Cir. Feb 28, 2012
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Apr 18, 2012 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2011
 
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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.

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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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