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Federal Jurisdiction Over U.S. Citizens' Claims for Violations of the Law of Nations in Light of Sosa


Gwynne Skinner


Willamette University - College of Law

September 1, 2008

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 37, p. 53, 2008

Abstract:     
This article finds that general federal question jurisdiction provides federal courts with jurisdiction over U.S. citizens' claims for violations of the law of nations in light of the Court's analysis in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, because Congress implicitly authorized federal courts to recognize such claims using their common law power when it enacted general federal question jurisdiction in 1875.

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Keywords: Federal Jurisdiction, Human Rights, Law of Nations, 1331

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Date posted: November 20, 2008 ; Last revised: November 27, 2008

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Skinner, Gwynne, Federal Jurisdiction Over U.S. Citizens' Claims for Violations of the Law of Nations in Light of Sosa (September 1, 2008). Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 37, p. 53, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1303052

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Willamette University - College of Law ( email )
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Salem, OR 97301
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