Kiobel Insta-Symposium

by Roger Alford

We have invited several academic luminaries to post here at Opinio Juris over the next few days about the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel. We also are going to try something new and invite young academics to submit guests posts for possible publication. We can’t guarantee we will publish every post submitted, but we would love to broaden the discussion to include new voices. So if you want to write a guest post for Opinio Juris about Kiobel of approximately 500 to 1500 words, please do so in the next couple days and send it to Jessica Dorsey and An Hertogen (their emails are linked to the right). Our editorial team will review the posts and publish as many as we deem appropriate.

http://opiniojuris.org/2013/04/17/kiobel-insta-symposium/

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  1. [...] The much-anticipated Supreme Court decision in Kiobel is out, finding in a 9-0 majority that “the presumption against extraterritoriality applies to claims under the ATS, and that nothing in the statute rebuts that presumption.” Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito joined. Justice Kennedy wrote a one-paragraph concurring opinion. Justice Alito also concurred, joined  by Justice Thomas. Justice Breyer concurred in the judgment, together with Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan. Here is the decision, and here initial commentaries from Opinio Juris and SCOTUS blog. Opinio Juris has also posted a call contribution for a Kiobel Insta-symposium here. [...]