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The Supreme Court will release orders from the April 18 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Monday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media; Mark Fenster has our preview.
On Monday the Supreme Court also hears oral argument in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis; Charlotte Garden has our preview.

Saleh v. Titan Corp.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 27, 2011
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-1313 DC Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: 1) Whether the court of appeals erred by finding that claims for torture and other war crimes cannot be brought against private actors under the Alien Tort Statute; and 2) whether the court of appeals erred by creating a “battle-field preemption” doctrine that extends derivative sovereign immunity to contractors.

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

Term Snapshot