With John Grenfell, David Lindley
In Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, Nos. 03-339 and 03-485, 2004 WL 1439873 (June 29, 2004), the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), while a jurisdictional statute, enables federal courts to hear a limited category of claims defined by the law of nations and recognized at common law.