Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

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
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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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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

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