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U.S. cannot claim sovereign immunity against torture claims (access required)

The United States cannot claim sovereign immunity against claims that Americans violated international law by subjecting plaintiffs to torture at the Abu Ghraib prison. While that ruling of first impression allowed a government contractor sued over its alleged involvement in the torture to seek indemnification, the court also found the claims were nevertheless barred by ...