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Sketches of Two Great Lawyers

Harvard and Stanford constitutional expert Kathleen Sullivan made a brilliant argument in the Supreme Court today and ceded no quarter. When asked by Justice Breyer if Blackbeard would have been protected by incorporating Pirates, Inc., she replied, “yes, the corporation would not be liable.” SC120228_Sullivan

Stanford Law professor Jeffrey Fisher had a harder time of it – and the harder argument – trying to persuade a skeptical Court that the word “individuals” in the Torture Victim Protection Act could refer to organizations, and not just human beings. SC120228_Fisher

You can read Lyle Denniston’s analysis here.

 

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