Federal Jurisdiction Over U.S. Citizens' Claims for Violations of the Law of Nations in Light of Sosa
Willamette University - College of Law
September 1, 2008
Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 37, p. 53, 2008
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
Date posted: November 20, 2008 ; Last revised: November 27, 2008