Docket No.: 03-339 Topics:
Argued: March 30, 2004
Decided: June 29, 2004
Consolidated with: United States v. Humberto Alvarez-Machain, No. 03-485
Federal Tort Claims, or Alien Tort Statute, Economic Activity, Nongovernmental Liability, Alien Tort Statute, Article I, Federal Tort Claims, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, Fourth Amendment, Supremacy Clause, Title VII, Torture Victim Protection Act, antitrust, federal district courts jurisdiction, murder, patent, privacy, property rights, separation of powers, sovereign immunity
PartyNames: Jose Francisco Sosa v. Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al.
Petitioner: Jose Francisco Sosa
Respondent: Humberto Alvarez-Machain, et al.
Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 331 F.3d 604 QUESTIONS PRESENTED: 1. Whether federal law enforcement officers, and agents of the DrugEnforcement Administration in particular, have authority to enforce a federal criminal statute that applies to ac ts perpetrated against a United States official in a foreign country by arresting an indicted criminal suspect onprobable cause in a foreign country.
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