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MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB

Docket No.: 11-88
Certiorari Granted: 10/17/11
Argued: February 28, 2012
Decided: 04/18/12

Topics:

Alien Tort Statute, RICO, Sherman Act, Title VII, Torture Victim Protection Act, habeas, immigration

PartyNames: Asid Mohamad, Individually and for the Estate of Azzam Rahim, Deceased, et al. v. Palestinian Authority, et al.
Petitioner: Asid Mohamad, Individually and for the Estate of Azzam Rahim, Deceased, et al.
Respondent: Palestinian Authority, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Citation: 634 F.3d 604

Asid Mohamad, Individually and for the Estate of Azzam Rahim, Deceased, et al.
v.
Palestinian Authority, et al.
Question Presented:

Whether the Torture Victim Protection Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1350 note § 2(a), permits actions against defendants which are not natural persons.

Question:

Does the Torture Victim Protection Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, permit actions against defendants who are not natural persons?

Note:

THIS CASE TO BE ARGUED IN TANDEM WITH 10-1491.

MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/28/12

Listen to Oral Argument in MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB
Holding: AFFIRMED
Vote: 9-0
Majority: Sotomayor,Chief Justice Roberts,Kennedy,Thomas,Ginsburg,Breyer,Alito,Kagan,Scalia
Concurring: Breyer
Opinion By:

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MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB
Case Documents

1MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
3Opinion in MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB
4MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB Oral Argument Audio (February 28, 2012)
5MOHAMAD v. RAJOUB Oral Argument Audio
6BRIEF FOR PETITIONERS
7BRIEF OF FORMER U.S. SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER, HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST, AND THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
8BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE LARRY BOWOTO ET AL. IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
9BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE PROFESSOR JUAN MNDEZ, U.N. SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE, IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS