Had I had any gas left in the tank after Monday/yesterday’s 26-hour vigil, I’d have gotten back in line for this morning’s case, Samantar v. Yousuf. But after I submitted my ABA Journal piece on McDonald last night, my body and mind shouted “no más.”
Samantar does look to be a very interesting case that sadly flew under the radar this term. In lieu of F1@1F coverage, check out the following links:
- “A California Reckoning in a Case of Abuses Abroad,” NYT 1/30/10
- “At 74, Fairfax resident, a former Solamali prime minister, may face war-crimes lawsuit,” WaPo 3/2/10
- “Can Torture Victims Sue Their Tormenters?” NPR 3/3/10 – Nina Totenberg’s preview from today’s Morning Edition
As I publish this post, the respondent’s counsel should be fielding the justices’ questions. Once the SCOTUS press corps starts publishing their oral argument write-ups, I’ll link to them here.