|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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