Court begins with big case on human rights abuse accountability; other major rulings likely

  • Article by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 1, 2012 - 2:44 PM
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doublebaggeOct. 1, 1212:00 PM

We can't even control our own borders so how are we gonna control what happens in other countries?

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hobie2Oct. 1, 1212:17 PM

--"dispute between businesses and human rights groups".. Oh, let me take a wild guess on this one -- 9 conservative justices who have consistently found for government and business over individual rights... not one liberal justice among them (Liberal justices are the ones who find for individuals over business and government because of the 9th amendment -- Yes, Virginia, there is a big difference between a liberal and a liberal justice, i.e., defined as a justice who thinks the 9th Amendment means just what it says and "liberally" finds for untouchable rights for the people.)... Thinking win for government and business, and the people get the bill.

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minn12Oct. 1, 12 2:58 PM

It's ridiculouls that foreign lawyers should be able to sue US corporations over abuses by their own foreign governments. This is just more bogus trial lawyer nonsense, trying to get rich by expanding who they can sue. The court show NOT allow any such lawsuits by 'foreign' lawyers.

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snaab69Oct. 1, 12 5:45 PM

Minn12, The Court gets roughly 60,000 cases looking for cert every year. From that 60,000, they take about 60 cases for the year (you do the math, and the chance for your case to be heard is pretty small). This case may seem frivolous to you, but for the Court to grant cert means that they take the challenge pretty seriously, not just a bogus lawyer trying to get rich.

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getcrazyOct. 1, 12 6:25 PM

When the wealthy can't abuse American workers they go overseas and use conservative activist judges to make human rights violations an acceptable norm. With the way conservative activist judges have been acting solely in the interests of corporate rights it's no wonder they haven't found a way to rule that the rights of humans are less of an interest than corporate rights. Oh wait! The conservative activist judges have already done that.

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vironweOct. 1, 12 7:05 PM

Minn12' you may want to read the article, it is not about suing US corps for things done by foreign governments but rather foreign corps that do business in the US for human rights violations done abroad. It still may not make sense but please argue about the correct facts.

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