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Supreme Court Upholds Alien Tort Claims Act

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Supreme Court Upholds Alien Tort Claims Act

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Supreme Court Upholds Alien Tort Claims Act

Supreme Court Upholds Alien Tort Claims Act

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Rejecting pleas from the Bush administration and the business community, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that victims of torture, genocide and other human rights crimes can sue their tormentors for damages in U.S. courts under the 1789 Alien Tort Claims Act. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.