Tuesday, February 5, 2008

5 February 2008

Bismullah v. Gates, 2008 WL 269001 (C.A.D.C.) (DC Cir. Feb. 1, 2008)

"The United States or its officers may be sued only if there is a waiver of sovereign immunity. See, e.g., Dep't of Army v. Blue Fox, Inc., 525 U.S. 255, 260 (1999). We have held that the Alien Tort Act, whatever its meaning, does not itself waive sovereign immunity. Industria Panificadora, S.A. v. United States, 957 F.2d 886, 886 (D.C.Cir.1992) (per curiam); Sanchez-Espinoza, 770 F.2d at 207;see Canadian Transp. Co. v. United States, 663 F.2d 1081, 1092 (D.C.Cir.1980)."

Torrez v. Correctional Corp. of America (CV 07-1551-PHX-SMM, D. Ariz., 2008)

The only thing interesting in this United States District Court, D. Arizona, opinion is when the court asserts: "[T]he statute of limitation for ATS claims is 10 years."