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Rehnquist and the Role of Proper Reasoning in Arriving at Results

Posted on October 31st, by Jonah in Updates. No Comments

John Jenkins’ recent biography of the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist has engendered anger from the right and even embarrassment from some on the left. The biography is titled The Partisan, but one could be forgiven for believing the title refers to the author rather than the subject. According to Jenkins, Rehnquist’s judicial philosophy was [...]

Supreme Court Poised to Reduce American Involvement in Foreign Human Rights Cases?

Posted on October 2nd, by Jonah in Updates. No Comments

Does a Founding-Era statute enable foreigners to sue other foreigners in federal court for conduct that took place overseas? That was the question facing the Supreme Court yesterday when it opened its latest term with arguments in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum. A 1789 statute, the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) states, “[t]he district courts shall [...]