October 3, 2012
Karen Patton Seymour, a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, and Theodore M. Shaw, of counsel at Fulbright & Jaworski, received the Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy given by the Office of Appellate Defender at the First Monday in October event on Oct. 1.
Court Revisits Alien Tort Statute in Opening Session
October 2, 2012
Opening its new term with old business, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday appeared likely to restrict lawsuits in federal courts by foreign victims of human rights violations committed abroad.
'Kiobel' Reargument Draws Dozens of Amici on Reach of Alien Tort Statute
October 1, 2012
The first case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its new term beginning today is a reargument from last term adressing the Alien Tort Statute and whether the 223-year-old law applies to conduct committed overseasa question of extraterritoriality.
The Second Circuit in the Supreme Court
September 28, 2012
In their Second Circuit Review, Martin Flumenbaum and Brad S. Karp, partners at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, review the Supreme Court's decisions during the past term in cases that were on review from the Second Circuit, the cases for the coming term that have been slated for review, and the performance of all the circuit courts last term.