Commentary: Clarifying the Aging Alien Tort Claims Act

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On Friday, attorneys for victims of human rights violations are filing briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, a civil lawsuit that brought under one of the country's oldest laws, the Alien Tort Claims Act. Commentator Paul Rosensewig, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says that the Alien Tort Claims Act has been used for too many purposes, and it must be clarified by the Supreme Court.



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