"Justices Bar Nigerian Human Rights Case From U.S. Courts"

"WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Nigerian plaintiffs who said foreign oil companies had been complicit in violating their human rights may not sue in American courts. The decision limited the sweep of a 1789 law that had been used to address human rights abuses abroad."

"The decision was unanimous, but the justices divided along ideological lines in their reasoning.

Human rights groups said the decision was a sharp blow."

Adam Liptak reports for the New York Times April 17, 2013.


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Source: NY Times, 04/19/2013