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"Justices Skeptical on Allowing Iraq to Be Sued"



"The Supreme Court seemed skeptical on Monday about holding the current Iraqi government responsible in American courts for the acts of Saddam Hussein's regime." [AP; SCOTUSBlog] A 2003 federal law abrogating sovereign immunity for foreign states that support terrorism was promoted by its backers at the time as if uncontroversial, but we now discover the potential of private lawsuits to disrupt American relations with some of our most sensitive allies.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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