Court Seeks Reargument of Alien Tort Statute Case

This afternoon the Supreme Court asked for supplemental briefing and announced it would hear additional oral arguments next term in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, in which the Court is considering whether foreign nationals may file suit against corporations for alleged human rights abuses in U.S. courts.  Kiobel was just argued last week.  Lyle Denniston has details on the Court’s announcement at SCOTUSBlog.