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High Court Rules Against Holocaust Restitution Law

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High Court Rules Against Holocaust Restitution Law

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High Court Rules Against Holocaust Restitution Law

High Court Rules Against Holocaust Restitution Law

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The Supreme Court strikes down a California law designed to help Holocaust survivors and their heirs collect on Nazi-era insurance policies. The law required any insurance company doing business in California to disclose old records from all insurance policies sold in Europe from 1920 to 1945. Hear Michael Bazyler of Whittier Law School. (Please note this story was corrected on air on July 3, 2003: "Rev. Rosemarie Carnarius in Tucson, Ariz., points out that guest Michael Bazyler of Whittier Law School mispoke when he described Germany's obligations under an agreement aimed at resolving claims of Holocaust victims and their heirs. Mr. Bazyler said a fund of $5 million had been established to satisfy claims — he meant, $5 billion.")

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