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This commentary previews the upcoming Supreme Court case, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., in which the Court will address questions regarding the Alien Tort Statute and its applicability to foreign conduct and foreign litigants. The case will require the Court to reexamine the bounds of a long-ago established tort doctrine in light of more modern considerations and developments in international law.
Tara McGrath, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Delineating the Bounds of the Alien Tort Statute, 8 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy Sidebar 1-24 (2012)